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What Do Underwear Sales and Beer Consumption Have in Common?

This article was originally published on Forbes on February 28, 2018.   There are some “official” economic indicators that many people put faith in. Everything from the job report, to GDP growth, to consumer spending give the public an idea of where the market is heading. However, beyond the more serious indicators, there are some unusual…

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How the value of the dollar impacts investment portfolios

(This article has been updated as of 8/16/2018) This is one post in a series based on our “Quarterly Questions & Answers.” Each post covers one of the important topics we discuss with our wealth management clients.  Today’s topic is: The dollar seems to drive so much, from the stock market to interest rates and oil prices. How am…

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Why Don’t We Have Higher Inflation?

Each month the Bureau of Labor Statistics releases a detailed report on inflation, compiling price information for thousands of goods and services with a goal of measuring the change in the cost of living for an average person. If these prices are going up, we have inflation.  If they’re going down, we have deflation.  People…

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2015: Is it a year to buy or sell?

Barry Glassman weighs in on “What’s hot and what’s not in 2015” on WJLA’s Washington Business Report with Rebecca Cooper. This week’s round table focused on what to look out for on the financial scene in 2015 as reported by ABC7’s Washington Business Report, January 11, 2015. “There are three real big elements, two [of]…

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