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In the second week of August, we received news that the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) was unchanged in July after rising 1.3% in June. To many economists, this was welcome news,...

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A few days before the beginning of August 2022, Wall Street’s eyes and ears were on the Federal Reserve, and as expected, the FOMC raised the fed funds rate by 75 basis points. It was the Fed’s second...

mid year financial review

Many people are inundated by a constant stream of financial news from television, radio, and the Internet. Yet, does all this information and real-time data help you manage your finances any better th...

dollar inflation

On July 13th, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (inflation) increased 1.3% in June after rising 1.0% in May. Over the last 12 months, t...

second quarter 2022

Global equity markets had an awful second quarter. When the final Wall Street bell weakly tolled on June 30th, all major international equity markets were red, leading to overall market declines not s...

series I savings bonds

I bonds are U.S. savings bonds designed to protect the value of your cash from inflation. And with inflation surging to 40-year highs, investors are especially interested in higher-returning, lower-ri...