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Is the Fed Manipulating the Market?

Posted on September 1st, 2016

Is the Fed Manipulating the Market?
The Federal Open Market Committee, the body that sets interest rates in the United States, intimated that a rate hike should be coming soon. It’s chair, Janet Yellen, said in the Fed’s annual Monetary Policy Symposium that “the case for an increase in the federal funds rate has strengthened in recent months.” However, as we […]

Foreign Buying of US Real Estate Contributes to Supply Crimp

Posted on August 30th, 2016

Foreign Buying of US Real Estate Contributes to Supply Crimp
A growing number of foreigners have been actively buying real estate here in the U.S. Buyers from other countries such as China, India, Canada and Mexico have been acquiring both residential homes and commercial properties in selective areas. Foreign buyers purchased $102.6 billion of residential property from April 2015 to March 2016, made up of […]

Tips for Minimizing Your Capital Gains Tax

Posted on August 29th, 2016

Tips for Minimizing Your Capital Gains Tax
If you’re unhappy with the amount of taxes you’ve been paying on your investments, you might want to start planning now so that next year you maximize the money going into your pockets and minimize that going into Uncle Sam’s. Here are some tips: Gains on the sale of assets held for longer than a […]

This Summer Kick-Start Your Teen’s Retirement Fund

Posted on August 26th, 2016

This Summer Kick-Start Your Teen’s Retirement Fund
For many teenagers, summer means a chance to earn extra cash. In most cases, the bit of extra spending power goes to their heads and they end up spending it too fast; but with a little foresight, earning money also means he or she can open an individual retirement account (IRA). Minors who have reached age […]

Lockbox August 2016 Fund Update

Posted on August 23rd, 2016

Lockbox August 2016 Fund Update
August Market Update Markets have continued their trend higher through the month of August, with the S&P 500 index hitting multiple record high closes. Thus far, the index peaked at a 2193.81 all time intraday high on August 15th, declining slightly in the leadup to the release of the July FOMC meeting minutes. It has […]

Yields Head Lower in July

Posted on August 22nd, 2016

Yields Head Lower in July
The yield on the 10-year U.S. Treasury fell to a record low of 1.318 percent in early July, sending bond prices higher throughout the fixed income markets. Bonds have continued their rally since the beginning of the year as the Fed has held off on raising rates, while central banks in Japan and Europe have […]

Richest Person Ever in the World

Posted on August 19th, 2016

Richest Person Ever in the World
Over the centuries, industrial leaders evolved who were able to generate tremendous wealth and in some instances popularity. Yet even with the onset of technology over recent decades, it has been difficult for any modern day billionaire to become as rich as Mansa Musa, the 14th century emperor of the Mali Empire. The value of […]

Stagflation On the Horizon

Posted on August 17th, 2016

Stagflation On the Horizon
Former Fed Chairman Alan Greenspan said that the U.S. may be heading toward stagflation, a slow-growth economy coupled with rising inflationary pressures. Greenspan also said that there seems to be pockets of inflation even though low productivity is prevalent in the economy. Stagflation is an economic phenomenon when there is slow or stagnant economic growth […]

G20 Meets in China

Posted on August 17th, 2016

G20 Meets in China
Leaders and members of the G20 met in China in July to discuss a host of international topics and issues. A central point of discussion during the meeting were the possible repercussions from the British vote to leave the EU and what effects it would have on international trade and employment. The G20 is an […]

July 2016 Lockbox Investor Letter

Posted on August 17th, 2016

July 2016 Lockbox Investor Letter
July Market Performance In early July, the S&P 500 moved to unprecedented highs and held its position. During this period after the referendum result, investors realized that the effects of the Brexit were not an immediate threat. As a result, the index mobilized upwards and quickly ascended past its previous all time closing high at […]

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