September 28, 2018— As was fully expected and fully priced in, the Federal Reserve hiked interest rates again on September 26, and signaled that it expects to keep doing so over the next couple of years. The federal funds rate range increase of 25 basis points, or bps (0.25%), brought its target up to 2.00%–2.25%.
September 21, 2018— The high cost of tuition, room and board, etc. (much of which falls under the student loan debt umbrella) is top of mind all year long for students and their parents alike—particularly when you consider that it’s the largest form of non-mortgage debt held by households. Household debt—which, in addition to student
September 19, 2018— The past few months have been dominated by news flow on trade, but the U.S./China trade spat has stolen the most headlines and dominated market sentiment. Emerging market equities and the U.S. dollar have fluctuated in concert with U.S./China trade developments. (Harsher headlines have been accompanied by safe-haven flows to the U.S.