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JOHNNY CASH

December 29th, 2017|by Michael Ashley Schulman, Perspectives, Themes|

Sweeping Rock and Sky, Joshua Tree, by Michael Ashley

Overall, we are positive on 2018.  Nonetheless, I believe cash has finally found a home again.

  • Cash is once again a viable investment option – rather than just a safety […]

A Tale of Two Bonds

December 6th, 2017|by Michael Ashley Schulman, Perspectives, The Here and Now|

Graph 3: From 12/6/16 to 12/6/17, theIt was the highest of yields, it was the lowest of yields, it was the age of up up up, it was the age of down down down, “it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch […]

Fed on Track to Hike Rates in December

September 21st, 2016|by Michael Ashley Schulman, Perspectives, The Here and Now|

Photograph by Michael Ashley

The U.S. Federal Reserve (The Fed) appears firmly on track for a December hike after leaving the federal funds rate unchanged today at ¼ to ½ percent.

Today’s Federal Reserve’s Open Market […]

Question the usefulness of some historical stock market statistics

May 24th, 2016|by Michael Ashley Schulman, Perspectives, The Here and Now|

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Summary: No central bank has ever unwound a $4 trillion stimulus program and experience with raising rates from zero percent is limited; therefore, historical statistics on how stock sectors react to a rate rise are of limited use.

Fed rate hike moves […]