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Please Watch My YouTube Video: Strong Dollar Hits Stocks–3 Things to Do

Please Watch My YouTube Video: Strong Dollar Hits Stocks–3 Things to Do

My one-hundred-and-fifty-fourth YouTube video “Strong Dollar Hits Stocks–3 Things to Do” went up today. The biggest factor driving falling prices in commodities (ahem, oil) is the rising strength of the dollar. Believe it or not, the US economy is faring better than other trading partners. That combined with rising interest rates makes for a stronger dollar. In this video, I provide three picks to address this issue as I continue to expect rate hikes from the Fed.

Fed’s favorite inflation measure continued to climb in February

Fed’s favorite inflation measure continued to climb in February

Inflation as measured by the Personal Consumption Expenditures Index, the Fed’s preferred inflation measure, rose by 6.4% in the year through February, the government reported today. That’s the fastest inflation rate on this scale since 1982. PCE inflation ran at an annual rate of 6.1% in January. The core index climbed at a 5.4% rate after stripping out food and fuel costs. In January the core PCE ran at an annual 5.2% rate.

Saturday Night Quarterback says, for the week ahead expect…

Saturday Night Quarterback says, for the week ahead expect…

Next week we get just enough economic news to keep the state of the economy bubbling on the back burners of trader and investor attention, while first quarter earnings season picks up momentum. It’s not a lengthy list of economic reports scheduled for this week, but they are important ones. On Monday, for example, we get retail sales for March with economists expecting a big bounce back from a disappointing February