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A Little Mid-Year Food For Thought

What’s Next in 2018? The 2018 second quarter has come and gone, along with the usual mixed bag of “what next?” news. There were the typical ugly players such as potential trade wars and rising

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Signal To Noise Ratio Of U.S. Economy Is An Anomaly

Signals of economic strength are about as strong as they ever get, but so is the background noise.

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Is Current Economic Growth Sustainable?

The U.S. unemployment rate dropped to 3.8% in May, as low as it’s been since 2000, and the economy added 223,000 new jobs, more than the 190,000 expected.

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Models, Uncertainty, and the Importance of Trust

Models are approximations of the world. They are simplifications of reality. Models can be useful for gaining insights that help us make good decisions. But they can also be dangerous if someone is overconfident

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Fed Shatters Conventional Economic Wisdom

Conventional economic wisdom holds that the record-low unemployment rate will cause employers to bid up wages, which then will be passed through to consumers in the form of higher prices, triggering rising

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Four New Signs Point To Economic Strength

In the news affecting your wealth, four good signs are currently pointing to continued economic growth for 2018.

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Are You Better Off Than 10 Years Ago ?

The progress of humanity moves inexorably slowly, but there is irrefutable evidence that Americans are better off than they were 10 years ago — about 20% better off.

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Charitable Giving Under New Tax Laws

An Overview of Sensible Strategies Now that the 2017 tax season is a wrap for most Americans, it’s time to start contemplating how the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) will impact your current and future

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Lost In The Wild Headlines – A U.S. Economic Boom

Amid scandalous headlines about the President, a military strike against Syrian chemical weapons compounds, and a growing risk of a U.S.-China trade war, the torrent of major breaking news makes it easier

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Market Volatility Returns After A Long Respite

If you were a member of the popular press, you’d probably be happy with 2018’s first quarter performance. At last – some volatility-fueling news in early February, with plenty of enticing “largest,”

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