Why Bad Things Happen on Mondays: A Short History of Market Crashes

Americans have a long tradition of dreading Mondays. Many of us are jolted back to reality at the start of each week by an alarm clock that signals the end of leisure, relaxation, and time with family and friends. It also marks the beginning of five days of work packed with new projects, deadlines, and expectations.   On Mondays, responsibility and accountability return, and we feel miles from Friday—the coveted moment at the end of each week when we…

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Mixed Signals from the Tightrope: The Fed in 2019

Will they or won’t they? When it comes to raising the federal funds rate, this is always the $64 million question.   The federal funds rate is the interest rate that banks charge each other. While it is generally considered to be the most important rate in the world of finance, it is also a crucial variable in the life of the average American household, the financial markets, and the broader economy.  The…

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Cryptocurrency May Not Be a Safe Haven, But Here’s Why Gold Is

In anything but a cryptic fashion, many market observers are signaling the fall of cryptocurrency and promoting the security of precious metals like gold. A recent CNBC.com article declared that the hot streak that had been enjoyed by bitcoin—the most prominent type of cryptocurrency—is “truly dead.” As a result, people are gravitating toward gold as…

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