Yesterday was an ugly day.  Equities declined for a myriad of reasons; including a report from Reuters that Russia may seize foreign assets in retaliation of sanctions, domestic economic data that questions the timing of a change in monetary policy and European economic weakness that...

The mid-term election is quickly approaching.  The narrative is rising the Senate will change hands, the result of poor presidential approval ratings and from steep historical precedence the party of a second term president always loses seats during the mid-term..  Will 2014 be viewed in...

The 10-year treasury has had its longest slide in three months.  The behemoth money management firm Blackrock stated yesterday an improving labor market and signs of inflation argue for the Federal Reserve to boost borrowing costs....

Is the market setting itself up for failure?  A study by the San Francisco Fed suggests investors appear “less uncertain” about the course of monetary policy than the FOMC participants.  Wow!...

The August payroll number was a shock.  Yes the unemployment rate did fall to 6.1% from 6.2% but this was the result of worker’s leaving the work force pushing the labor participation rate down to 62.8% from July’s 62.9% level.   The LPR is matching the...