BlackRock’s Take On The Federal Reserve’s Current Position.

Posted by Mark Pettinga

As market watchers dissect Federal Reserve (Fed) Chairwoman Janet Yellen’s widely anticipated Jackson Hole Symposium comments, many are focusing on her statements regarding how the U.S. jobs market has not yet fully recovered.

However, while her comments certainly were more dovish in tone than … Read More »


Stocks Gain While Bonds Retreat as Global Tensions Ease – Bloomberg 08/11/2014

Posted by Mark Pettinga

Global stocks rose the most since April while bonds fell as tension eased in Ukraine and the U.S. showed signs of pushing back militants in Iraq.

The MSCI All-Country World Index advanced 0.8 percent at 10:05 a.m. in New York, the biggest … Read More »


Barron’s Article on Market Activity For The Last Week Of July.

Posted by Mark Pettinga

Economics and finance have developed their own vocabulary. Terms that constitute a convenient shorthand for insiders often serve mainly to obfuscate their true meaning to everybody else. Indeed, that often seems to be the intent.

John Lanchester asserts as much about financial terms … Read More »