Tag: Fed

Fed Keeps the Party Going

Nathan Geraci is President of The ETF Store, Inc. and host of ETF Prime. Despite hitting a speed bump in May, U.S. stocks continued rolling along in the second quarter of 2019 and posted their best first half of a year since 1997.  The S&P 500’s 6%+ decline in May was fueled by concerns over an […]

Headlines, The Fed, & Investor Behavior

If 2018 was noteworthy because nothing in an investment portfolio seemed to work, 2019 is striking in that nearly everything is working.  Most major asset classes were positive in the first quarter, in stark contrast to last year when only cash and select areas of the bond market offered salvation. Most investors will vividly recall […]

Former St. Louis Fed VP & Economic Advisor on Fed’s Role, Current Policies

Dan Thornton, former Vice President and Economic Advisor at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, explains the role of the Fed and how their policies are impacting the economy and financial markets.  Nate and Conor also spotlight the iShares TIPS Bond ETF (TIP).