Column, Money Matters

Second-guessing the Fed

By Kevin Theissen Second-guessing the Federal Reserve is a popular American pastime. Americans have been speculating about the Fed’s monetary policy choices — raising rates, lowering rates, buying bonds, tapering bond buying, and so on — for a long time. […]

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Column, Money Matters

Is it time to be optimistic?

By Kevin Theissen The University of Michigan’s index of Consumer Sentiment (UMCSENT) showed an increase in optimism in early December — and it had nothing to do with the Michigan Wolverines winning the Big 10 Championship for the first time […]

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Column, Money Matters

Is it really bad news?

By Kevin Theissen Financial markets can be challenging to understand. But when markets enter a “bad news is good news” cycle, it becomes even more difficult to follow along. For a recent example, at its November meeting, the Federal Reserve […]

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Column, Money Matters

What is MAMAA?

By Kevin Theissen Jim Cramer, host of “Mad Money” on CNBC, is credited for creating the popular FAANG acronym to identify some of the largest, most powerful companies in the world: Facebook, Amazon, Apple, Netflix, and Google. Recently, changes in […]

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