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Lessons and Reactions From The Federal Reserve’s June Policy Statement

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By John McDonald  On June 19, 2019, the United States Federal Reserve Board of Governors released a policy statement based on the recent meeting of the Federal Open Market Committee. Market reaction was swift and substantial. Nearly immediately, the yield on the 10-year Treasury Note fell below 2% since November of 2016. CNBC describes 2% as “a key psychological level”, though such language is, at best, nebulous. Regardless of the “psychological significance” of the fact that the 10-year note dropped below 2%, substantial downside moves in that key interest rate can absolutely have a serious impact on everyday financial issues...

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Are Investors Properly Heading the Warning Signs or Waiting out a Category 5 Hurricane?

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By John McDonald If you’re familiar with what happens during Hurricane season, you’ll remember that whenever a category 2 storm is headed to shore, local and state authorities will provide warnings to residents. The warnings usually center around locking things down around the house and staying inside. If the category advances to a 4 or a 5, the warnings turn into outright evacuation.  Although most head those warnings, there are many who don’t want to leave and decide they are capable of riding out the storm. At a certain point, if an evacuation isn’t completed by the time the storm...

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