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Dave Hershman: The China Syndrome


We will file this commentary under the subject heading of — you can’t predict the future, especially in a world economy. First we had a solid but unspectacular report of economic growth for the second quarter. Then we had a

Dave Hershman: The China Syndrome2019-08-19T09:26:23-04:00

Dave Hershman: The Aftermath


It was the week of the “Feds,” as not only did our Federal Reserve Board lower rates by .25% last week, but also other Central Banks around the world weighed in. The Bank of Japan and Bank of England both

Dave Hershman: The Aftermath2019-08-14T11:30:25-04:00

Dave Hershman: Busy Week


The first week in August was a block buster in terms of economic news. First, we had a reading on personal income and spending for the month of June. This report showed that consumers were still spending, but at a

Dave Hershman: Busy Week2019-08-05T11:51:58-04:00

Here Comes the Fed and Jobs


What is happening with the job market? That is a question we have not had to answer for several years because job growth has been consistently positive. And though the job market continues to be strong in 2019, we can

Here Comes the Fed and Jobs2019-08-05T11:01:20-04:00

The Good News – Bad News Situation


We were riding high on not so good news. The stock market hit record levels and interest rates were down. This was a reaction to a poor jobs report released in early June, along with the backdrop of trade wars

The Good News – Bad News Situation2019-08-05T11:01:36-04:00

The Heat of the Summer


By the middle of July, we are definitely in the midst of the heat of the summer. And many times, when the temperature rises, so does the heat of the markets. But not all markets are equal in this regard.

The Heat of the Summer2019-08-05T11:03:33-04:00

It’s All About Jobs


The data is out. First, we had the meeting of the Federal Reserve indicating that there are some members open to a rate cut. The markets are now predicting that such a cut may come as early as the end

It’s All About Jobs2019-08-05T11:05:42-04:00

Should You Consider an Adjustable Rate Mortgage?


The popularity of adjustable rate mortgages (ARMs) rises and falls depending upon the overall direction of interest rates, as well as the spread between fixed rate mortgages and adjustables. There are many reasons why one might opt for an adjustable

Should You Consider an Adjustable Rate Mortgage?2019-08-05T11:24:33-04:00

Happy July 4th


The celebration of July 4th tells us that one-half of 2019 is over. That is a sobering thought for those who believe that time is going too fast. It has certainly been a very interesting first half of the year.

Happy July 4th2019-08-05T11:12:28-04:00

Dave Hershman: The Fed is Guessing


When the Federal Reserve Board’s Open Market Committee met last week, they did not have the jobs data from April to chew on before they made their announcement. Thus far this year, the Fed has been taking a “wait and

Dave Hershman: The Fed is Guessing2019-05-06T14:27:22-04:00