Category Archives: Economic trends

What is the Fed’s next move?

The Federal Reserve has some plans for the coming year. In addition to the possibility of more rate hikes, The Fed is considering a start to unwinding the $4.5 trillion in bonds on the central bank’s balance sheet. In the March meeting of the Federal Open Market Committee, officials stated that the unwind is likely to begin this year, although no details about when or how were addressed. Read more »

Turbulence and Transformation: Investment trends to Watch for in 2017

globeLast year, we titled our end-of-year investment trends article, “Tipping the Apple Cart: Investment trends to watch for in 2016.” This year, the apple cart has tipped, flipped, and fully overturned. Change is happening faster than ever, and with the election of Donald Trump as President, we are likely to see a great deal more of it this coming year.

Here we explore a few of the trends we are watching for in 2017. As always, a trend does not equate with a smart investment; we offer these predictions not as investment recommendations, but as an interesting look into the cultural and political changes that may affect the investment environment for everyone. Read more »

Arnerich Massena’s Research Library Offers a Wealth of Information

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If you haven’t visited Arnerich Massena’s research library in a while, consider putting it on your to-do list when you have a bit of time. You may find some information gems among this research treasure trove. At Arnerich Massena, we believe in empowering investors, and we work to provide interesting, timely, and relevant information. Our white paper research offers in-depth looks at a range of investment and industry topics.

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Brexit: Domino or Distress Signal?

The result of the Brexit referendum took global markets by surprise, despite polls suggesting it was a distinct possibility. On Thursday, June 23, a high turnout of British voters (72%) voted 52% to 48% for Britain to leave the European Union (EU). In addition, David Cameron’s announcement of resignation sent shockwaves out, leaving Britain with a double-dose of uncertainty. Read more »