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The New Normal?

Over the last several months we have seen substantial short term volatility in the major market averages, but on a year-to-date basis, very little net change.  Commodity prices have been under pressure, interest rates have remained at historically low levels and unemployment data, while appearing to be positive, has not resulted in any significant increase […]

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Fed Watching – The Employment Debate

Speculation regarding the Fed’s next meeting and the possibility of higher interest rates remains at the forefront of financial news reporting. As a reminder, the Fed’s three key objectives are: maximum employment, stable prices and moderate long-term interest rates.  The first two objectives are often referred to as the Fed’s dual mandate. Currently, there is […]

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