Entries by Marcia Clark

Why Aren’t Interest Rates Going Up?

Interest Rates, Inflation, and Monetary Policy: Why aren’t U.S. interest rates going up? Our topic today is interest rates, inflation, and monetary policy. The question we will attempt to answer is: When are interest rates in the United States finally going to rise?   Defensive Strategies Depress Returns If you’re like most bond investors, you’ve […]

Are We Done Yet?

February 12, 2016 by Marcia Clark, CFA On January 26, 2015, I wrote an article questioning the relationship between falling oil prices, slowing Chinese GDP, and the precipitous decline in the U.S. stock markets. I counseled readers to take a breath, that the stock market turmoil was overdone and the U.S. economy was secure. Shortly […]

Turmoil in China, Oil, and the US Markets

Why is the turmoil in China and the drop in oil prices depressing the U.S. markets? Marcia Clark, CFA, MBA, Senior Research Analyst & Wealth Advisor, Warren Street Wealth Advisors January 25, 2016  10:43am Pacific time In case you’ve been enjoying an extended holiday season, you may not realize that January 2016 is on track […]