For anyone keenly interested in the nation’s economy and financial markets, a full-fledged Federal Reserve meeting is a little like a present at holiday time. You’re not exactly certain what you’ll get, but you’ll have more than you had before. Whether the information is actually useful a year from now is uncertain. This week’s Fed
The Fed sees positive impacts from cheaper gasoline but is not so upbeat about raises.
This week brings a fresh job market snapshot and a reason to toast history.
Falling interest rates mean higher bond prices. It’s conceivable that the bull market in bonds isn’t quite over.
The dollar has been on a tear in recent months, strengthening against most major currencies.
We’ll find out more this week about falling prices and about what the Fed’s thinking.
Inflation means changes to more than 40 tax provisions, including the income tax brackets.
An initial 5 percent withdrawal rate from a retirement portfolio is risky; 6 percent or more is gambling.
Ebola and Europe have been rocking U.S. markets. What’s expected for this week?
Labor Day week brings an update on the labor market and a Fed meeting stage-setter.