Stock Shock: What Lies Ahead for Global Markets?

March 14, 2020

Uncertainties continue to multiply over the coronavirus outbreak. US investors saw stock values plunge nearly 20% in the past three weeks. Cases of COVID-19, the new coronavirus, are proliferating outside China. To add to the bedlam, during last weekend a price war broke out between...

How the US Interest Rate Might Affect You

September 26, 2015

With all the talk of an imminent interest rate hike, there are likely to be winners and losers.   With the economy steadily improving and unemployment rates continuing to drop, the US Federal Reserve (Fed) is expected to raise interest rates for the first time since 2006. Fed Chair Janet...

Data Dependency and Murky Waters for the Fed

March 29, 2015

Economic data points to September 2015 as a good time for the US Federal Reserve to increase interest rates. Dominating the news headlines has been the US Federal Reserve’s (Fed) timeline for raising interest rates from the current range of 0% and 0.25%. The Federal Open Market Committee...

The World This Week: It’s the Economy, Stupid

March 20, 2015

A global slowdown is in the offing as big beasts of the world economy stumble. Newspapers in the United States and Britain are still theorizing about Prime Minister Binyamin “Bibi” Netanyahu’s supposedly surprising victory at the polls. The reality is that the Israeli elections were not...