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On the Economy, Trump Is His Own Worst Enemy Dec. 27, 2018

Steve Chapman

It was a long, slow climb from the depths of the Great Recession to the sunny meadows of prosperity,... Read More

Bond Prices Dec. 26, 2018

Taking Stock

Dear Mr. Berko: I have eight long-term maturity bonds from eight different public companies, each wi... Read More

Is the Economy Headed to Crazytown? Nov. 22, 2018

Froma Harrop

The recent election suggested — and subsequent polls showed — that a public happy with t... Read More

The Truth About the Trump Economy Nov. 04, 2018

Steve Chapman

Donald Trump and his legions are not tightly tethered to factual reality, but they are willing to gr... Read More

Funny How the Stock Market Tweets Come and Go Nov. 01, 2018

Froma Harrop

After a long absence, another "Stock Market up" tweet was issued Wednesday by Donald Trump. He'd bee... Read More

Should Congress Cut Up Uncle Sam's Credit Card? Jan. 11, 2018

Veronique de Rugy

Imagine that each month, you spend $2,000 more than you earn and charge the difference to your credi... Read More

Fed Bonds May. 31, 2017

Taking Stock

Dear Readers: Over the past several months, I've received many questions about the Federal Reserve. ... Read More

Perceptions Are That Trump's Policies Are Working Mar. 17, 2017

Michael Barone

Perceptions matter. People make decisions, even life-altering decisions, based on what they perceive... Read More

Infrastructure Investing Mar. 08, 2017

Taking Stock

Dear Mr. Berko: Here's a list of eight infrastructure stocks that my stockbroker recommended because... Read More

Why Not 100-Year U.S. Treasury Bonds? Dec. 15, 2016

Lawrence Kudlow

If President-elect Donald Trump's economic growth plan — slashing business and personal margin... Read More

Bond Funds Dec. 09, 2015

Taking Stock

Dear Mr. Berko: Last May, you told my husband not to invest $40,000 in the Class A shares of the Fra... Read More

BMO and Interest Rates Dec. 02, 2015

Taking Stock

Dear Mr. Berko: What do you think of the Bank of Montreal as an investment for a 55-year-old widow w... Read More

Rate Hike Sep. 02, 2015

Taking Stock

Dear Mr. Berko: What are your thoughts on interest rates? Will the Federal Reserve raise them this y... Read More

Should You Care About Rising Interest Rates? Aug. 05, 2015

Ask Carrie

Dear Carrie: It seems pretty clear that after many years of below-normal levels, interest rates are... Read More

What Will the Market Do When Interest Rates Go Up? Jul. 29, 2015

Taking Stock

Dear Mr. Berko: I just retired at age 67, and my certified public accountant, who is a friend, insis... Read More

Janet Yellen's Back-to-the-'50s Interest Rates May. 25, 2015

Lawrence Kudlow

Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen told us recently that the target for the federal funds rate ... Read More

Should Economic Policy Include a Senior Discount? Feb. 12, 2015

Froma Harrop

We've seen senior discounts for buses. We've seen senior discounts at movie theaters. We've seen sen... Read More

US Interest Rates and Foreign Markets Feb. 11, 2015

Taking Stock

Dear Mr. Berko: Now that the economy has recovered, when will certificate of deposit rates come back... Read More

Predatory Journalism Oct. 21, 2014

Thomas Sowell

The New York Times is again on the warpath against what it calls "predatory lending." Just what is p... Read More

Inflation and Interest Rates Sep. 17, 2014

Taking Stock

Dear Mr. Berko: In early March 2012, I asked you about a maturing $30,000 certificate of deposit in ... Read More