Should You Pay Down Student Debt or Save for Retirement First?
As most people know, Millennials are facing a student loan debt crisis. A recent Lending Tree study found that Millennials born between 1980 and 1995 owe an average of $27,162... Read More
MV Weekly Market Flash: Eurozone Is Priced for More of the Same
How much of an X-factor is European political risk in 2017? We got a partial answer (not much) from the outcome of the Dutch elections last month, which maintained the status... Read More
MV Weekly Market Flash: End of the Complacency Trade?
From the beginning of January to the beginning of March, the S&P 500 set a total of 13 new record highs. Twelve of them happened after January 20, which no doubt made for... Read More
MV Weekly Market Flash: Noise and Signals in the Labor Market
Last month, White House press secretary Sean Spicer instructed us that the 235,000 payroll gains recorded for the month of February were a direct and unambiguous consequence of... Read More
MV Weekly Market Flash: The Dog Days of Spring
It is something of an annual tradition: at some point, usually in the middle of a humid and lazy Atlantic Seaboard August, we will write something about the “dog... Read More
MV Weekly Market Flash: Oddities Down the Risk Frontier
The S&P 500 has taken something of a breather this past month. After notching yet another all-time record on March 1, the index has mostly been content to tread water while... Read More
MV Weekly Market Flash: Peak Populism?
It was Game On week. No, not the NCAA basketball tournament with its annual goody-bag of Cinderella stories and humble pie for top seeds, but the opening salvo of the elections... Read More
MV Weekly Market Flash: Crunch Time for “Secular Stagnation”
One of the great debates among the economic literati in recent years has been whether the subpar growth trends of late are cyclical or more long term in nature. The bearish... Read More
MV Weekly Market Flash: Japan and the Fifty Percent Curse
The heady cocktail of animal spirits and hope that is the so-called reflation-infrastructure trade has many fans, but perhaps none more so than the monetary policymaking... Read More
MV Weekly Market Flash: Some Vague Hints of Discontent
Spring has come early to the US East Coast this year, with the good citizens of Atlantic seaboard cities ditching their North Faces and donning shorts and flip-flops for... Read More