There is no substitute for mental preparedness. Just ask any professional athlete or Navy SEAL. One essential aspect of metal preparation is situational awareness – being able to identify, process, and understand what is happening around you at any g... view full article >>
What do Harry S. Truman and Hindu goddesses have in common? Both were invoked to describe Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen’s speech at the Jackson Hole Economic Policy Symposium last week.
In her opening comments, Yellen confirmed the ... view full article >>
If you have young children or grandchildren, you may have read “Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day” by Judith Viorst. Well, that’s what last week was like on the European continent from an economic perspective.
Ho... view full article >>
During the dog days of summer, a triple dip – three melting scoops of frozen goodness perched precariously on a waffle cone – can be delicious. There are other kinds of triple dips that are a lot less welcome, though. Just look at Italy.
La... view full article >>
Last week, investors took a long look at the crazy quilt of information and events around the world and decided they didn’t like what they were seeing.
Geopolitical tensions puckered a lot of seams: Conflict in Ukraine was embroidered with ad... view full article >>
Anchors aweigh! Put thoughts of the Frank Sinatra and Gene Kelly movie aside. If the Naval Academy fight song is playing in your head, tune it out. The anchors being raised here are setting adrift perceptions that government bonds are always low risk i... view full article >>