May 14, 2020

Economic downturns can be worrying, but research shows stock prices generally have fallen before a recession begins. Average returns have been positive two years after a recession's onset (PDF).

May 12, 2020

Kevin M. Murphy, Professor of Economics at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, offers an overview of his research into the broad economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

April 8, 2020

With activity in many industries sharply curtailed in an effort to reduce the chances of spreading the coronavirus, some economists say a recession is inevitable, if one hasn’t already begun.(1) From a markets perspective, we have already experienced a drop in stocks,...

January 17, 2019

(PDFs of our 2018 Market Presentation and the following 2018 Market Review Commentary)

After logging strong returns in 2017, global equity markets delivered negative returns in US dollar terms in 2018. Common news stories in 2018 included reports on global economic grow...

January 1, 2018

Have you ever wondered how your state is managing its finances? 

The Mercatus Center at George Mason University has an interactive map to compare the states on cash, budget, and pension funding (link). 

July 8, 2017

This is a great series for what we aren't taught about money! Well worth your time no matter your age or experience. 

A few economic ideas I use a lot in my classes:  

  • Money helps those who receive it first

  • Money is only worth what the market believes...

July 7, 2017

"Most of the companies no longer had lobbyists." 

Can you even imagine? 

June 8, 2017

Can we predict the results of the stock market when interest rates rise? (Link)

February 28, 2017

This is an interesting data site for exploring differences between the states.

I’ve always wondered about the cost of living in Michigan compared to other states, and, have to say that I was a little surprised to learn how expensive we are!

For the young looking to set o...

January 12, 2017

Please also see our fourth quarter 2016 and annual 2016 market segment reviews

In 2016, the US market reached new highs and stocks in a majority of developed and emerging market countries delivered positive returns. The year began with anxiety over China’s stock marke...

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