2016: A Year in Review

2016: A Year in Review

Every year brings its share of surprises. But how many of us could have imagined that 2016 would see the Chicago Cubs win the World Series, Bob Dylan receive the Nobel Prize in Literature, Donald Trump elected president, and the Dow Jones Industrial Average close out the year a whisker away from 20,000? The answer […]

Negative Interest Rates

Nominal interest rates are currently below zero in many countries, including Germany, Denmark, Switzerland, Sweden, and Japan. With new acronyms like ZIRP (Zero Interest Rate Policy) and NIRP (Negative Interest Rates Policy), these levels have turned the common belief that zero is the lower bound for such rates on its head. While negative interest rates […]

Presidential Elections and the Stock Market

Next month, we head to the polls to elect the next president of the United States. Unless you don’t watch the news or spend time on social media, you know how heated this presidential election cycle has become. While the outcome is unknown, one thing is for certain: there will be a steady stream of […]