• June 13, 2022 - Inflation is proving to be far more tenacious than markets had hoped. 

  • June 6, 2022 - How strong is the United States economy?

  • May 31, 2022 - Investors reassessed and markets bounced.

  • May 23, 2022 - On the fear and greed cycle.

  • May 16, 2022 - Living with a bear.

  • May 9, 2022 - There is a lot of uncertainty in financial markets - and markets hate uncertainty.

  • May 2, 2022 - Correction and contraction...

  • April 25, 2022 - The Federal Reserve's Ice Bucket Challenge...

  • April 18, 2022 - Here's a riddle: How can inflation be 8.5 percent and 6.5 percent at the same time? The answer is that it depends on how you measure it.

  • April 11, 2022 - The first quarter of 2022 was jam-packed with volatility-inducing events: rising inflation, war in Ukraine, rising interest rates, sanctions on Russia, and a new COVID-19 outbreak in China.

  • April 4, 2022 - Checking in on the Federal Reserve.

  • March 28, 2022 - Be careful what you ask for, you just might get it.

  • March 21, 2022 - Markets were reassured by the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC)'s actions last week.

  • March 14, 2022 - Investor optimism is quite low.

  • March 7, 2022 - The world is adapting to a changing reality.

  • February 28, 2022 - Last week, Russia invaded Ukraine.

  • February 22, 2022 - Investors' appetite for risk diminished as the Russian threat to Ukraine intensified.

  • February 14, 2022 - Why did stock markets in the United States finish the week lower?

  • February 7, 2022 - A rosy view through the rearview mirror.

  • January 31, 2022 - Last week, the January stock market decline was interrupted by a Friday afternoon rally.

  • January 24, 2022 - When is a barometer not a barometer?

  • January 18, 2022 - Is the economy doing well, or not?

  • January 10, 2022 - Here's a little story about a group called the Fed...

  • January 3, 2022 - 2021 was a fizzing mints-in-soda kind of year.

  • December 27, 2021 - Investors were feeling bullish.

  • December 20, 2021 - Stock and bond markets diverged.

  • December 13, 2021 - Inflation met expectations.

  • December 6, 2021 - Investors look to the future.

  • November 29, 2021 - COVID-19 strikes again.

  • November 22, 2021 - Thinking about the possibilities.

  • November 15, 2021 - Economists like to joke that inflation is just right when no one notices it.

  • November 8, 2021 - Feeling bullish...

  • November 1, 2021 - The road to recovery is slow and bumpy.

  • October 25, 2021 - It's MESSI!

  • October 18, 2021 - Don't get spooked!

  • October 11, 2021 - The word "jouncy" may have started life as a combination of bouncy and jolting - and it's a pretty good way to describe what happened to stock markets last week.

  • October 4, 2021 - September strikes again...

  • September 27, 2021 - Central banks have a lot of influence on investors, markets and economies.

  • September 20, 2021 - In recent weeks, bullish sentiment has drifted lower like sediment settling after a storm.

  • September 13, 2021 - The Delta variant could take a toll on economic growth.

  • September 7, 2021 - Stagflation isn't trending, but it was mentioned in quite a few headlines last week.

  • August 30, 2021 - "Raise your words, not your voice. It is rain that grows flowers, not thunder," advised the Persian poet Rumi.

  • August 23, 2021 - Markets were shaken last week by a potent cocktail of central bank tapering and economic growth concerns mixed with coronavirus and a splash of the new Chinese privacy law.

  • August 16, 2021 - What is the most important driver of economic growth in the United States?

  • August 9, 2021 - Are we there yet?

  • August 2, 2021 - The Chinese dragon cast a shadow over free trade and foreign investment last week.

  • July 26, 2021 - Shortest ever.

  • July 19, 2021 - The term "peak growth" has become almost as popular as the comedy show Ted Lasso.

  • July 12, 2021 - There was a gapers' block in financial markets last week as equity investors slowed to see what the United States Treasury bond market was up to.

  • July 6, 2021 - The world is about halfway back to normal.

  • June 28, 2021 - What begins with the letter "I"?

  • June 21, 2021 - Is that a hawk?

  • June 14, 2021 - It's transitory. It's not transitory. It's transitory. It's not transitory.

  • June 7, 2021 - Pulling the economy out of the shed.

  • June 1, 2021 - Are we at a tipping point?

  • May 24, 2021 - What do markets hate?

  • May 17, 2021 - Uncle Inflation is here. Will he overstay his welcome?

  • May 10, 2021 - Like a gender reveal gone wrong, last week's employment report delivered an unexpected surprise.

  • May 3, 2021 - It's Spring and economic recovery is in the air.

  • April 26, 2021 - It wasn't just the price of pork chops.

  • April 19, 2021 - Where are Treasury bonds going?

  • April 12, 2021 - Investors didn't stumble over inflation last week. Why not?

  • April 5, 2021 - Zoom, zoom, zoom.

  • March 29, 2021 - Last week, unemployment claims were looking good and consumers were feeling good.

  • March 22, 2021 - What are professional asset managers thinking?

  • March 15, 2021 - Investors had a lot to be enthusiastic about last week.

  • March 8, 2021 - Neanderthal DNA may make people more - or less - susceptible to COVID-19, reported The Economist.

  • March 1, 2021 - Students of financial markets may have noted a historically unusual event last week.

  • February 22, 2021 - It's a contrarian's dream come true.

  • February 16, 2021 - Way back, when radio disk jockeys played 45-rpm vinyl singles, the A-side of a disk was the song the record company was promoting and the other side - held a song that sometimes had an equal or greater impact.

  • February 8, 2021 - It's not a black diamond ski run yet, but the yield curve for U.S. Treasuries is steeper than it has been in a while.

  • February 1, 2021 - They say people watching the same event often see different things.

  • January 25, 2021 - Last week, as COVID-19 vaccination efforts continued, there was speculation about stock market corrections and asset bubbles.

  • January 19, 2021 - Investors were rocked by economic data showing the economy hit the breaks hard in December.

  • January 11, 2021 - The event at the US Capitol building had a resounding impact around the world, but it didn't deter global stock markets.

  • January 4, 2021 - Last week was the cherry on top of a turbulent year for investors.

  • December 28, 2020 - U.S. stock markets remained calm as a fresh chapter opened in the coronavirus stimulus saga last week.

  • December 21, 2020 - Congress is at $900 billion, will they hear $1.4 trillion...

  • December 14, 2020 - When it comes to beverages, frothy can be delicious.

  • December 7, 2020 - When is bad news good news? Take a look at last week.

  • November 30, 2020 - Last week, vaccine optimism immunized investors against signs of economic weakness.

  • November 23, 2020 - The U.S. economy is like a semi-trailer truck.

  • November 16, 2020 - Vaccine can be a powerful word.

  • November 9, 2020 - It's said markets hate uncertainty, but that wasn't the case last week.

  • November 2, 2020 - Last week, financial markets and economic data told very different stories.

  • October 26, 2020 - Stimulus talks led investors in a merry dance last week.

  • October 19, 2020 - It was a turbulent week for investors.

  • October 12, 2020 - Yes. No. Maybe?

  • October 5, 2020 - Last week, the third quarter of 2020 came to an end - and the fourth quarter delivered a doozy of an October surprise.

  • September 28, 2020 - For four weeks, the U.S. stock market has sparked and sputtered like a campfire in light rain

  • September 21, 2020 - Investors weren't happy with central banks last week

  • September 14, 2020 - Last week, the Nasdaq Composite Index set another record

  • September 8, 2020 – Stock markets in the United States retreated a bit last week

  • August 31, 2020 – The stock market rallies like it’s 1986

  • August 24, 2020 - The shortest bear market in history is over

  • August 17, 2020 –  the S&P 500 finished the week within a whisker of its February high

  • August 10, 2020 – There was good news and bad news in last week’s employment report

  • August 3, 2020 – Last week delivered a mixed bag of financial and economic news