Month: November 2015



Will the Horrors in Paris keep the Fed on Hold? by Liz Ann Sonders

It’s always with a heavy heart that we, as analysts with responsibilities to our investors, attempt to divine the implications for markets of past and present terrorist attacks. The horrific events of Friday in Paris are yet again a reminder of the fragility of what we so often take for granted. Our prayers go out to all those impacted by such a senseless set of acts. 11.17.15

Congress Kills Social Security File and Suspend

The Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015 not only avoided major financial crises, but also eliminated some profitable Social Security claiming strategies. One of these strategies – “claim and suspend” – emerged in the wake of the Senior Citizens Freedom to Work Act of 2000, which first allowed the voluntary suspension of benefits. 11.12.15