Why Are You Listening To The News?


Marketwatch had a bad headline the other day. “Key Market Indicator Now Generating a sell signal.” The article goes on to describe an indicator that was created in the 1970s and is used to supposedly tell investors when to buy and sell. The indicator looks at companies that make up the index and creates a spread based on the companies who are … [Read more...]

What Does The FED Actually Do?

As follow up to my last article on the FED, I figured I would explain what exactly the FED is and does… Born out of the 1913 Act the Federal Reserve Board was created.The Federal Reserve System, or more commonly known as the FED was created to carry out monetary policy. The FED is made up of the Board of Governors (7), including the Federal Open … [Read more...]

Who Cares about the FED?

The news from notes of the FOMC meeting of possibly, maybe, could be, sometime (you get the idea) ... tapering off their bond purchases seemed to spook investors a couple weeks ago, and the market dropped 4%. Last week, FED Chairman Bernanke spoke about his desire to keep the bond buying program going until the end of 2013, in order to confirm the … [Read more...]