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20 02, 2019

Wesbury’s Outlook – How TARP and QE Led to the “Green New Deal”

By |2019-02-20T15:17:49-05:00February 20th, 2019|Financial, Governments, Outlook, Policy|0 Comments

The most important quote from the Financial Panic of 2008 came from President Bush: "I've abandoned free market principles to save the free market system." The quote came in defense of TARP, the $700 billion bailout of the banking system, which many still mistakenly believe prevented another Great Depression. Many also think Quantitative Easing, the [...]

15 02, 2019

A Learning Opportunity – Michael Rogan

By |2019-02-15T15:58:05-05:00February 15th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Often, taking good advice is the most difficult at the time it’s most needed. This is certainly true of staying the course with your long-term investment strategy in the face of scary headlines. An additional challenge is that the opportunity to learn these lessons is spread out far enough that people tend to forget the [...]

11 02, 2019

Wesbury’s Outlook – Where’s the Recession?

By |2019-02-11T16:23:42-05:00February 11th, 2019|Fed Reserve, Interest Rates, Outlook, Policy, Spending|0 Comments

Whatever happened to the recession calls? Seems like just a few weeks ago that the correction in the stock market as well as the partial government shutdown had convinced many analysts and investors the US was about to enter a recession. Fortunately, the data haven't cooperated. Ten days ago we got the employment report for [...]

5 02, 2019

Wesbury’s Outlook – 2008 Myth and Reality

By |2019-02-05T17:34:51-05:00February 5th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

We've written about it over and over, and while many advisors seem to understand, the media, politicians, and many analysts don't...or won't. So, we thought we'd try again to explain why so many people don't understand the nearly ten-year long bull market in U.S. equity values. Conventional Wisdom places the blame for the 2008 Financial [...]

30 01, 2019

Brian Wesbury – Patient Powell

By |2019-01-30T17:37:58-05:00January 30th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Doves won the day at the Federal Reserve today, which noted continued solid economic performance but removed longstanding language that further gradual increases will be warranted, and instead highlighted global developments – both economic and financial - and a moderation in inflation as reasons the Fed will be "patient" in determining the pace of [...]

30 01, 2019

Wesbury’s Outlook – Don’t Obsess About the Fed

By |2019-01-30T16:47:10-05:00January 30th, 2019|Debt, Fed Reserve, Financial, Governments, Interest Rates, Outlook, Policy, Spending, Uncategorized|0 Comments

When it comes to monetary policy, one thing looks certain for 2019 - journalists, pundits, investors, and analysts will pay it way more attention than it deserves. The spotlight is currently on Wednesday, when the Federal Reserve will issue their first statement of the new year. The consensus expects no changes in rates, and we [...]

22 01, 2019

Wesbury’s Outlook – Solid Growth to Finish 2018

By |2019-01-22T12:54:09-05:00January 22nd, 2019|Bullish, Employment, Financial, GDP, Outlook|0 Comments

Normally, the end of January sees the government's first estimate of real GDP growth for the fourth quarter. But with no end in sight for the shutdown, which has already seen numerous other data releases postponed – including figures on retail sales, international trade, inventories, construction, and durable goods - it's very unlikely the GDP [...]

11 01, 2019

Wesbury’s Outlook- No Sign of Recession

By |2019-01-11T10:53:43-05:00January 11th, 2019|Bullish, Employment, Financial, Media, Outlook|0 Comments

Talk about destroying a narrative. On Friday, the Labor Department reported 312,000 new jobs in December, with an additional 58,000 from upward revisions to prior months. Recession talk got crushed. The Pouting Pundits of Pessimism claim jobs are a lagging indicator, but the pace of payroll growth starts declining well before a recession starts. In [...]

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