You Received a Tax Refund, What Now?
As the recipient of a federal tax refund last week, I like many others, began to think – what do I do with this money? My first inclination was towards those that appeal... Read More
MV Weekly Market Flash: Popular Data, Invisible Data
It’s Jobs Friday, always a fun day for financial pundits as they craft ways to put a defining, click-friendly metaphor on the latest signal of health (or lack thereof) in... Read More
MV Weekly Market Flash: The Hard, the Soft and the Ugly
Another Friday, another “hard” piece of data that comes in shy of expectations. The Bureau of Economic Analysis released the first estimate of Q1 2017 real GDP... Read More
To Uber or Not to Uber: When to Stop Sharing & Start Buying
The Millennial generation has been at the forefront of the surge in sharing everything from rides to clothes for both convenience and financial reasons. Taking Ubers on... Read More
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