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28 08, 2018

US Stops Subsidizing Global Growth

By |2018-08-28T14:29:40-04:00August 28th, 2018|Financial, Governments, International, Policy|0 Comments

For decades the United States has, directly and indirectly, subsidized global growth. For example, after World War II, the U.S. provided direct economic aid to Western Europe with the Marshall Plan, while also helping to rebuild Japan. And since then, we have provided never-ending direct aid to foreign countries, which has been a constant political [...]

22 08, 2018

Michael Rogan – Follow Up to the Big Picture

By |2018-08-21T01:57:28-04:00August 22nd, 2018|Media, Policy|0 Comments

In my last blog I mentioned I would follow up with example of not only why the financial press is virtually always wrong, but why they have to be wrong. Again, in this vitriolic time I feel compelled to remind you that this is not a political commentary of any kind. Any comments made here [...]

21 08, 2018

Wesbury’s Outlook – Capitalism Works, Don’t Change It

By |2018-08-21T01:48:28-04:00August 21st, 2018|Financial, Governments, Media, Policy|0 Comments

"Wealth creation" versus "the redistribution of wealth" is an age-old political/economic battle. And once again, Senator Elizabeth Warren - among others - has capitalism in the crosshairs. Adam Smith defended capitalism in 1776. Karl Marx attacked it in the 1800s. William Jennings Bryant attacked it; Grover Cleveland defended it. FDR attacked it; Ronald Reagan defended [...]

15 08, 2018

Michael Rogan on The Big Picture

By |2018-08-17T10:21:18-04:00August 15th, 2018|Media, Uncategorized|0 Comments

One of the hardest things for me to put aside when writing blogs and similar posts is the focus on the big picture. The “Why”. Why do we plan? Who is this money ultimately for and when do they need it? Most of you know we have spent decades warning about the misinformation in the [...]

13 08, 2018

Wesbury’s Outlook- The Kevlar Economy

By |2018-08-13T22:52:25-04:00August 13th, 2018|Bullish, Financial, Governments, Policy, Spending|0 Comments

Since March of 2009, the predictions of economic, and stock market collapse have been non-stop. Doom-and-gloomers have been unrelenting. And it's doubly frustrating since you can't disprove a negative until it doesn't happen. We have written hundreds of pieces since the recovery - and bull market – began, arguing that the pessimism was unjustified. We've [...]

10 08, 2018

Announcement – Client portal upgrade

By |2018-08-08T16:31:13-04:00August 10th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

To our clients - We are in the process of updating some of our communication and reporting systems in order to enhance our relationship with you as well as stay up to date with constantly changing technology and security needs. Our client portal - known to you as our “Wealth Management System” - has been [...]

7 08, 2018

Wesbury’s Outlook – No Recipe for Weak Housing

By |2018-08-07T09:52:10-04:00August 7th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Something strange happened after last Friday's jobs report - the yield on the 10-year Treasury Note fell, finishing Friday at 2.95%, down four basis points from Thursday's close. To us, this makes no sense. If anything, it serves to reinforce our view that the bond market is making a big mistake. Yes, we realize that [...]

31 07, 2018

Wesbury’s Outlook – The Economic Surge

By |2018-07-31T21:26:27-04:00July 31st, 2018|Fed Reserve, Financial, Governments, Policy, Spending, Taxes|0 Comments

Paul Krugman, Larry Summers and Bob Gordon have some 'splainin to do. Where's that "secular stagnation?" Since 2009, they, along with many others, have said the US economy is stuck at 2% real growth. Their theory got traction after 2009, as the U.S. saw what we called a Plow Horse Economy. But, we never believed [...]

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