Looking Ahead to the New Year

Looking Ahead to the New Year

As we end another year (and decade), it’s time to take a look at what 2020 might hold for us all. Yes, we know there’s an election of some sort pending. And yes, the 11-year recovery continues to defy the smartest guys on Wall Street, once again proving our axiom that...

A Quick Guide to the US-China Trade War

Since the threat of a trade war is all the news outlets seem to report on these days, we thought it might be helpful to give readers a refresher on how trade tariffs work and how they can impact the economy and consumers.   Q: What are trade tariffs?   In short,...

Why Rip Van Winkle Had It Right

Normally, we begin these writings with a summary of what’s been happening in the economy. Well, nothings really changed substantially since year-end. Economic growth continues to expand, employment remains robust, interest rates have actually declined, and markets...