Yearly Archives: 2014

  • A “Santa Yellen” Market Rally to Close Out 2014

    While many stock market strategists were calling for some form of a Santa Claus rally to close-out the year of 2014, it looks like the credit for this year-end rally, at this point, should perhaps go to Federal Reserve (“Fed”) ... Read More

  • The Downside of Lower Oil Prices in the U.S.

    Brent Crude oil, arguably the most recognized global benchmark of oil prices, is currently trading at under $70 a barrel and there is a growing likelihood that it could trade lower, or remain near these price levels, for some period ... Read More

  • Happy Thanksgiving!

    We are very thankful for your continued trust and business.  From our family at Hennion & Walsh to yours, best wishes for a very Happy Thanksgiving ... Read More

  • World Trade Center is Biggest Unrated Municipal Bond Deal Ever

    One World Trade Center is now open for business, but developers are still dealing with funding issues to construct its neighbor, 1,170-foot Three World Trade Center. Developer Larry Silverstein is turning to municipal bonds as an investment solution due to ... Read More

  • Fed Interest Rate Target Increase by end of 2016

    We have updated our projected Federal Reserve timeline based upon outtakes from the last Federal Reserve Open Market Committee meeting in September of 2014.  As a result of what we know, based upon what the Fed has communicated and what ... Read More

  • Reaching for Yield? A Review of the October Municipal Market Commentary

    In this month’s Municipal Market Commentary, I talked about the Federal Reserve Open Market Committee (FOMC) and its decision to hold short term interest rates near zero percent for a “considerable time after the asset purchase program ends.” This has ... Read More

  • Midterm Elections could Bode Well for the U.S. Stock Market

    As we are in the midst of the 2014 midterm election season, many investors are wondering what potential impact these elections will have on the stock market.  Based upon our review of historical data related to stock market performance and ... Read More

  • What October Pullback May Lead to for Stock Market Investors

    The S&P 500 Index (“S&P 500”) has decreased over 5% thus far in October (though still higher year-to-date thus far in 2014) as I write this post.   Many investors have been long awaiting this type of a market pullback before ... Read More

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