Wealth Wake Up


Monday, November 23, 2015

"OPEC's December Meeting: Relevant or Just Lost in the Desert?" | Weekly Economic Commentary | November 23, 2015

"The OPEC December meeting will be the most important meeting in years."

Monday, November 23, 2015

"Response to Buyback Concerns" | Weekly Market Commentary | November 23, 2015

"Companies continue to buy back their own shares at a near record pace."

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

"Waiting For The Fed" | Bond Market Perspectives | November 10, 2015

"This week’s Fed meeting minutes may provide insight into the likelihood of a December rate hike."

Monday, November 16, 2015

"Is Housing Enough?" | Weekly Economic Commentary | November 16, 2015

"At only around 3% of GDP, housing is not large enough to carry the economy by itself."

Monday, November 16, 2015

"Tragedy in Paris" | Weekly Market Commentary | November 16, 2015

"Here we look back at history to assess potential market impacts of Friday’s tragedy."

Friday, November 13, 2015

Search for Income | Q3 2015

The Search for Income publication is a quarterly guide to our top ideas for income-producing securities and strategies.

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Portfolio Compass | November 11, 2015

"Downgraded intermediate municipals from neutral/positive to neutral."

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

"How Fast and How High" | Bond Market Perspectives | November 10, 2015

"Both the pace of rate hikes and ultimate resting spot for the fed funds rate greatly influence how quickly, and by how much, yields may ultimately rise."

Monday, November 9, 2015

"Global Earnings Update: Europe and Japan Coming Up Short" | Weekly Market Commentary | November 09, 2015

"European earnings have disappointed relative to expectations and may suggest tempering near-term expectations for European stocks."

Monday, November 9, 2015

"Global GDP Tracker: Fall 2015 Edition" | Weekly Economic Commentary | November 09, 2015

"Q3 GDP results are lagging so far, relative to even lowered expectations; 55% of global GDP still has yet to report results."

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

"Municipal Slowdown" | Bond Market Perspectives | November 03, 2015

"More expensive valuations and lower yields may slow the pace of municipal bond performance."

Monday, November 2, 2015

"Lowering the Bar?" | Weekly Economic Commentary | November 02, 2015

"The December 2015 FOMC meeting is a "live meeting," suggesting that a rate hike cycle could begin for the first time in nearly 12 years."

Monday, November 2, 2015

"A Look Ahead" | Weekly Market Commentary | November 02, 2015

"October was a great month for stocks, but it does raise the bar for markets to add to gains over the rest of the year."

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Portfolio Compass | October 28, 2015

"No changes."

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

"Central Bank Tug-of-War" | Bond Market Perspectives | October 27, 2015

"High-quality U.S. bonds continue to feel the push and pull of global central banks."

Monday, October 26, 2015

"Corporate Beige Book" | Weekly Market Commentary | October 26, 2015

"Our new Corporate Beige Book indicates that China remains a primary focus for investors during third quarter earnings season."

Monday, October 26, 2015

"Potentially Pivotal Week Ahead" | Weekly Economic Commentary | October 26, 2015

"Global fiscal and monetary policy will be key to watch in the week ahead."

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

"Foreign Demand Weakens" | Bond Market Perspectives | October 20, 2015

"Treasury yields have declined despite diminishing demand from overseas investors."

Monday, October 19, 2015

"Beige Book: Window On Main Street" | Weekly Economic Commentary | October 19, 2015

"The latest Beige Book suggests that the U.S. economy is still growing at its long-term trend."

Monday, October 19, 2015

"How Long Will Profit Margins Continue To Defy The Skeptics?" | Weekly Market Commentary | October 19, 2015

"We expect strong profitability to support earnings growth acceleration in late 2015 and early 2016."


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Wealth Wake Up for 11/22/15

Host Dick Donahue talks about the chances that the Fed will raise rates, how rate hikes won’t cause a debt spiral, the bad recovery for part-time jobs, and how a $15 minimum wage could actually cost more than $18.

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Wealth Wake Up for 11/15/15

Host Dick Donahue talks about the latest economic reports, the 102nd birthday of the IRS, some tax planning ideas, and how new EPA rules could raise energy prices in 47 states.


Wealth Wake Up November 21,2015

Dick updates on the markets and discussed the importance of the American way of life if preserving wealth for your retirement and family.

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Wealth Wakeup November 14 2015

Dick talks about the merger of politics and economics with big government spending.

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Wealth Wake Up for 11/9/15

Dick Donahue talks about the good recent unemployment reports, how Obamacare health care co-ops are failing, and the high salaries that the operators of those failed co-ops are making.