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Tuning Out the Noise

Created on Friday, 04 May 2018. Posted in Gasber Blog/blog

... a Trillion Dollars of Stock Value Evaporates October 2002: Nasdaq Hits a Bear-Market Low of 1,114 September 2005: Home Prices Post Record Gains September 2008: Lehman Files for Bankruptcy, Merrill ...

Key Changes in the 2018 Tax Cuts & Jobs Act

Created on Thursday, 01 March 2018. Posted in Gasber Blog/blog

... remain in place through at least 2025. 1 Lower income tax rates and adjusted tax brackets. Thanks to the tax reforms, the seven income tax brackets of 10%, 15%, 25%, 28%, 33%, 35%, and 39.6% have been ...

Perspective on Today's Market Events

Created on Monday, 05 February 2018. Posted in Gasber Blog/401k blog

... provided by stocks for a smoother course that involves clipping coupons. Bond rates go up and the very delicate supply/demand balance shifts, at least temporarily, in their direction, and you have the ...

Perspective on Today's Market Events

Created on Monday, 05 February 2018. Posted in Gasber Blog/blog

... provided by stocks for a smoother course that involves clipping coupons. Bond rates go up and the very delicate supply/demand balance shifts, at least temporarily, in their direction, and you have the ...

Should We Be Alarmed?

Created on Saturday, 03 February 2018. Posted in Gasber Blog/401k blog

... rates, whose amortized amounts are also finding their way into wage statistics. Meanwhile, those same government statistics are showing a resurgence in factory activity and a rebound in housing, which ...

Should We Be Alarmed?

Created on Saturday, 03 February 2018. Posted in Gasber Blog/blog

... rates, whose amortized amounts are also finding their way into wage statistics. Meanwhile, those same government statistics are showing a resurgence in factory activity and a rebound in housing, which ...

To Bit or Not to Bit: What Should Investors Make of Bitcoin Mania?

Created on Friday, 12 January 2018. Posted in Gasber Blog/401k blog

... be used to pay for some goods and services. However, most goods and services are not priced in bitcoins. A lot of volatility has occurred in the exchange rates between bitcoins and traditional currencies. ...

To Bit or Not to Bit: What Should Investors Make of Bitcoin Mania?

Created on Friday, 12 January 2018. Posted in Gasber Blog/blog

... be used to pay for some goods and services. However, most goods and services are not priced in bitcoins. A lot of volatility has occurred in the exchange rates between bitcoins and traditional currencies. ...

Savings Rates Decline

Created on Friday, 10 November 2017. Posted in Gasber Blog/401k blog

... seem to be consistently the thriftiest of the reporting nations, each with savings rates above 20%. (India's rate on the chart appears to be in error.) Does any of this matter? Economists will tell you ...

Savings Rates Decline

Created on Friday, 10 November 2017. Posted in Gasber Blog/blog

... seem to be consistently the thriftiest of the reporting nations, each with savings rates above 20%. (India's rate on the chart appears to be in error.) Does any of this matter? Economists will tell you ...

The Challenges of Capturing Bull Market Returns

Created on Friday, 22 September 2017. Posted in Gasber Blog/401k blog

... 2012, you would have missed an additional 98% gain. The headline distraction in 2013 was rising interest rates, which were said to be the "death knell" of the bull market. Low rates [it was declared] ...

The Challenges of Capturing Bull Market Returns

Created on Friday, 22 September 2017. Posted in Gasber Blog/blog

... 2012, you would have missed an additional 98% gain. The headline distraction in 2013 was rising interest rates, which were said to be the "death knell" of the bull market. Low rates [it was declared] ...

Banking Retreat

Created on Tuesday, 22 August 2017. Posted in Gasber Blog/blog

Low interest rates and added regulation designed to head off another global financial crisis has made it more expensive and complicated to run a banking operation these days. Gone are the heady days when ...

Get Ready for Weird Food

Created on Saturday, 21 January 2017. Posted in Gasber Blog/blog

... and other plant life. Why not micro-algae as well? The microscopic plants feed off carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, and are rich in proteins, fats and carbohydrates—including a high concentration of omega ...

Higher Rates: The Tempest in the Teapot

Created on Friday, 16 December 2016. Posted in Gasber Blog/401k blog

... a blip compared to where the Fed had its rates ten years ago. The bigger news is the announced intention to raise rates three times next year, and move rates to a "normal" 3% by the end of 2019—which ...

Higher Rates: The Tempest in the Teapot

Created on Friday, 16 December 2016. Posted in Gasber Blog/blog

... a blip compared to where the Fed had its rates ten years ago. The bigger news is the announced intention to raise rates three times next year, and move rates to a "normal" 3% by the end of 2019—which ...

The Employed and the Drop-Outs

Created on Thursday, 08 December 2016. Posted in Gasber Blog/blog

Headlines told us that the U.S. economy added 178,000 jobs in November, dropping the unemployment rate to 4.6%—the lowest level since August 2007, and surely an improvement over the 10% rates of the Great ...

Presidential Elections and the Stock Market

Created on Tuesday, 11 October 2016. Posted in Gasber Blog/blog

... election was held. Red corresponds with a resulting win for the Republican Party and blue with a win for the Democratic Party. This graphic illustrates that election month returns were well within the ...

Reason to Panic?

Created on Monday, 12 September 2016. Posted in Gasber Blog/401k blog

... at the table of Fed policy makers who decide when (and how much) to raise the Federal Funds rate. On Friday, he announced that there was a "reasonable case" for raising interest rates in the U.S. economy. ...

Reason to Panic?

Created on Monday, 12 September 2016. Posted in Gasber Blog/blog

... at the table of Fed policy makers who decide when (and how much) to raise the Federal Funds rate. On Friday, he announced that there was a "reasonable case" for raising interest rates in the U.S. economy. ...