Portfolio Management Musings

What the US Economy Needs…

Have you ever bit into a cake you just made and you know something is missing.  You think to yourself, this is not what I expected.  The cake is still edible, but it just sits there and gets stale, because no one in your family really likes the taste.  Like the the cake sitting on the counter in the kitchen, the US economy is not what investors expected coming out of a recession, and may be getting a little stale at this point.

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Monitoring the World’s Debt

     Yesterday the volatility index spiked and equity markets around the world sold off.  This decline was between 1.5% and 2.0% depending on which market index you reviewed.  The primary driver of this “fear” and “risk off” trade was due to concerns that were raised by investors in Italy’s government bonds. 

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