Posted on Friday, May 19, 2017 by Michael McKeown, CFA, CPA
Housing is an important component of the U.S. economy. Monitoring this sector’s strength and growth trend has forecasting value. Housing prices are looking to continue increasing and driving the U.S. economy.
Posted on Thursday, April 27, 2017 by Michael McKeown, CFA, CPA
While the industry may call using index funds ‘passive,’ the investment process does not have to be.
Posted on Monday, April 24, 2017 by Michael McKeown, CFA, CPA
Aurum Wealth Management summarizes the latest investment news including: The U.S. economy, European stocks look cheap and could be seeing a turn in earnings, Corporate credit spreads and REITs.
Posted on Friday, March 17, 2017 by Michael McKeown, CFA, CPA
During the previous business cycle, the Federal Reserve raised interest rates 17 times in increments of 0.25%, taking the Fed funds rate from 1.00% to 5.25%. The committee increased rates at each meeting over 24 months from June 2004 to July of 2006. While the Federal Reserve controls the Fed funds rate, it influences the bond market.
Posted on Wednesday, March 1, 2017 by Michael McKeown, CFA, CPA
I have a confession to make. Despite Warren Buffett being the most successful investor of all time, I never was really interested in him. He felt like the mega-band that everyone already knew about; like proclaiming U2 was your favorite band at the peak of Bono’s popularity.
Posted on Wednesday, February 22, 2017 by Michael McKeown, CFA, CPA
Broadly speaking, the U.S. economy continues expanding nicely. When looking at leading economic data from the 50 states, 45 are in expansionary mode.
Posted on Friday, December 23, 2016 by Michael McKeown, CFA, CPA
As the Dow approaches 20,000 points, we dig into why people care so much.
Posted on Friday, December 9, 2016 by Michael McKeown, CFA, CPA
Even presidents cannot stop business and market cycles. That is why the starting line is so important.
Posted on Monday, November 21, 2016 by Michael McKeown, CFA, CPA
The post-election story for financial markets are not just stocks, its bonds.