Fed looking for inflation? Cut rates in an healthy economy!

Fed looking for inflation? Cut rates in an healthy economy!

“It is not who is right, but what is right, that is important.” What seemed highly unlikely in March now seems very likely to happen.  The Fed is probably preparing to cut rates once and maybe as many as three times this year.  Look at the fed funds futures if you...

The medicine tastes bad, but a cure is needed.

The medicine tastes bad, but a cure is needed.

“I am all in favor of growing the American economy and engaging in trade with the world, but not at the expense of American workers. The North American Free Trade Agreement is a perfect example of this. Ask the textile workers of North Carolina how NAFTA worked out...

2019 Q1 Review

2019 Q1 Review

ECONOMIC OVERVIEW The first quarter of this year saw political and economic tensions creating nervousness and uncertainty in the equity and fixed income markets.  The early quarter rally recaptured much of the wealth destruction brought about by the 4th quarter...

Caught between a strong $USD and a weaker Yuan

Caught between a strong $USD and a weaker Yuan

“It's frustrating to witness how popular Fairtrade bananas, coffee and tea have become with shoppers and supermarkets while plenty of unfair trade goes on, largely unnoticed, in our own back yard.” The Chinese have a bigger problem than we do... ...and it’s good that...

Advisor’s Guide to Content Marketing

Advisor’s Guide to Content Marketing

Advisor’s Guide to Content Marketing https://blog.emoneyadvisor.com/practice-management/a-financial-advisors-guide-to-content-marketing-why-it-works-and-how-it-creates-influence/ Copyright © 2019 LaSalle St. Investment Advisors, LLC., All rights...

Report, revise, beat… Repeat

Report, revise, beat… Repeat

“Success is as dangerous as failure. Hope is as hollow as fear.” The market rally on Friday seemed to have caught some traders by surprise. The sell-off during the week seemed to be gaining momentum as the VIX was reaching numbers that make market participants sweat....

Here’s why the FED can’t do it alone.

Here’s why the FED can’t do it alone.

“Of course, it is not the employer who pays wages. He only handles the money. It is the product that pays wages and it is the management that arranges the production so that the product may pay the wages.” Last week’s economic numbers illustrated the health of the...

Advisor FinTech Solutions Map

Advisor FinTech Solutions Map

A fast growing list of service providers! Micheal Kitces publishes an updated Financial Advisor FinTech Map. Click for Advisor FinTech Landscape April 2019 [pdf-embedder...

Shifting Upside and Alpha Potential

Shifting Upside and Alpha Potential

“The future is always coming up with surprises for us, and the best way to insulate yourself from these surprises is to diversify.” This week is re-balance week! We’ll be exercising the same processes and disciplines that we've used every quarter since the inception...

Breaking down bond benchmarks

Breaking down bond benchmarks

How are bond benchmarks constructed? The largest issuers of bonds will generally make up the most significant portions of a benchmark, which may expose your clients to some unintentional risks.

Recession… What will you do?

Recession… What will you do?

“To make the money they didn’t have and didn’t need, they risked what they did have and did need.”  - When will the next recession/slowdown come? I don’t know. I don’t like predicting, but one will surely come. Of the 28 previous recessions each one has been...

Sharing a tasty recipe for a Content Strategy Framework

Sharing a tasty recipe for a Content Strategy Framework

Keep on blogging and eventually, you’ll create a river of leads. They’ll flow in all day every day. You’ll rank, convert and create demand, just as long as you keep blogging. That’s what they say. Blog enough and you’ll eventually win. But it doesn’t seem...

Your “All In” Fee… The Price is Right?

Your “All In” Fee… The Price is Right?

The Investment Advisory landscape has been moving a lot faster these days. M&A activity continues to make headlines regularly. The business of investing continues to go through a tech "disruption" that is sweeping through business sectors with greater momentum...

That’s an expensive looking CAPE you have on. 🤑

That’s an expensive looking CAPE you have on. 🤑

“No strategy is so good that it can’t have a bad year or more. You’ve got to guess at worst cases. No model will tell you that. My rule of thumb is to double the worst you have ever seen.” Valuations matter.  From 2000 to 2014 US stocks returned 4.9% a year and when...

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