Special Reports

SPECIAL REPORT: 2019 In Review

By |2020-01-08T09:48:34-05:00January 8th, 2020|Alhambra Research, Special Reports|

No one knows what the future holds. Not me, not you, and certainly not Wall Street. But while the future is impossible to see, the present is clear for anyone willing to listen to the story the market tells every day.  Here's what it said in 2019: Click here to download “2019 In Review: Year End Economic Assessment” (Sign-Up Required).   This report includes [...]

SPECIAL REPORT: 2019 In Review

By |2020-01-02T15:37:16-05:00January 2nd, 2020|Alhambra Research, Special Reports|

No one knows what the future holds. Not me, not you, and certainly not Wall Street. But while the future is impossible to see, the present is clear for anyone willing to listen to the story the market tells every day.  Here's what it said in 2019: Click here to download “2019 In Review: Year End Economic Assessment” (Sign-Up Required).   This report includes [...]

SPECIAL REPORT: Don’t Fight The Fed?

By |2019-12-11T08:49:41-05:00December 11th, 2019|Alhambra Research, Special Reports|

QE. Quantitative Easing. The most misunderstood, misinterpreted, misconstrued, mis-overestimated economic policy of the current monetary era. No need for qualifiers or weasel words like “perhaps” or “maybe”. In an age of unprecedented policies – largely ineffective, I might add – in an ocean of official misdirection, quantitative easing stands out as the grandest deception of them all. With the onset [...]

SPECIAL REPORT: It Was The Eurodollars All Along

By |2019-12-06T10:42:03-05:00November 13th, 2019|Special Reports|

The Global Financial Crisis of 2008 was felt far and wide, in places with no connection at all to the US mortgage market. That is, or should be, a clue that the crisis wasn’t really about sub-prime mortgages at all. There were places, though, that avoided much of the turmoil. One of the oddest and unexpected might be Argentina, a [...]

SPECIAL REPORT: Money Market Turmoil

By |2019-12-06T10:39:00-05:00October 8th, 2019|Alhambra Research, Economy, Federal Reserve/Monetary Policy, Special Reports|

Jeffrey Snider's Follow The Money Series: Money Market Turmoil On Monday, September 16, funding markets came under significant pressure. In repo, the GC rate (UST) jumped to 2.876% from 2.288% the Friday before. Repo rates and other money rates like federal funds had been elevated already but this 60-basis point move was highly unusual. Our Special Report on the Money [...]

SPECIAL REPORT: The Yield Curve And What It Means

By |2019-12-06T10:39:07-05:00September 13th, 2019|Alhambra Portfolios, Bonds, Financial Planning, Markets, Special Reports|

The Yield Curve Inverted! Recession is Coming! Do you need to worry about the yield curve inversion? Not if you have a strategy appropriate to your circumstances. Not if you know what tactics you will employ when recession is imminent. And most importantly, not if you know what the yield curve and other indicators are really saying about the current [...]

SPECIAL REPORT: The Definitive Guide to Medicare

By |2019-12-06T10:39:15-05:00August 16th, 2019|Financial Planning, Retirement, Special Reports|

There’s a common misconception that Medicare is a simple, automatic process when you turn 65. Nothing could be further from the truth. The responsibility to enroll is on your shoulders, and if you miss deadlines or don’t enroll in just the right way, you can incur penalties that will consume chunks of your retirement income for the rest of your [...]

The Benefit of Working With a Fiduciary Adviser

By |2019-12-06T10:38:30-05:00August 15th, 2019|Financial Planning, Special Reports|

What is a Fiduciary? You may have heard the term in recent times due to the ongoing debate about whether stockbrokers should be held to such a standard. Since doing so would make it harder for them to sell you things that pay them high commissions, peddlers of Wall Street’s wares are, as one might expect, opposed to this imposition. [...]