economy

Guest Post: Financial Markets and Economic Update by Dorothy Jaworski

The Long Winter I’m writing this in April, during the winter that is taking forever to end.  We braved the cold of December and January, were teased with some warm […]


Guest Post: Financial Markets and Economic Update by Dorothy Jaworski

July 8, 2017 | Jeff For Banks

Here we are in July already!  The markets continue to roll and bond markets continue to trade in a 25 basis point range, hitting the higher end when they think […]


Guest Post: Quarterly Financial Markets and Economics Update by Dorothy Jaworski

February 3, 2017 | Jeff For Banks

Change Happy 2017, everyone!  Who is ready for all of the change that is about to be upon us?  A new President will be inaugurated tomorrow, January 20th, and Donald […]


Guest Post: Quarterly Economic Commentary by Dorothy Jaworski

November 7, 2016 | Jeff For Banks

The third quarter of 2016 was relatively quiet after the surprise of the Brexit vote at the end of the second quarter.  There is a Presidential election coming and perhaps […]


Politics: Can We All Just Get Along?

September 17, 2016 | Jeff For Banks

I do not venture into politics much, either in this blog or in person. But our environment is so toxic, I would like to take a crack at identifying shared […]


Guest Post: Fourth Quarter and Year End Economic Commentary by Dorothy Jaworski

January 16, 2016 | Jeff For Banks

Into 2016 We Go This is no way to ring in a new year!  US stocks fell 6% to 7% during the first week of January, following world stock markets […]


Guest Post: Second Quarter Economic Commentary by Dorothy Jaworski

July 24, 2015 | Jeff For Banks

The Crisis Begins If your country was in default on its debt, in economic distress, and almost out of cash, would you vote “no” to a potential deal to get […]


Guest Post: First Quarter Economic Commentary by Dorothy Jaworski

April 10, 2015 | Jeff For Banks

Two brutally cold winters in a row!  By this time, we have all had enough of the cold, the polar vortex, the snow, the freezing rain, the ice, and the […]


Guest Post: Year End Economic Commentary by Dorothy Jaworski

January 12, 2015 | Jeff For Banks

2014’s Biggest Surprise It never fails.  The markets provide us with completely unexpected surprises and leave us scrambling to update our projections for rates and economic growth.  And so it […]


Guest Post: Third Quarter Economic Commentary by Dorothy Jaworski

October 24, 2014 | Jeff For Banks

The Bond Guru Switches Teams The surprise of September was the abrupt departure of the Bond Guru, Bill Gross, from PIMCO, the company that he helped found forty years ago.  […]