• Is the Market Ready to Blossom?

    By Bryan Perry, new Eagle Financial Publications Investment Expert The latest Fed policy statement was like music to the ears of stock market participants. In sum, Fed Chair Janet Yellen told attendees at a packed post-Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) | Read More »

  • Fed Seeks Happy Medium

    The upcoming Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting scheduled for March 17-18 should be a lively discussion among the voting member Fed governors.

  • Making Sense of Conflicting Employment and Market Data

    By Bryan Perry, new Eagle Financial Publications Investment Expert Friday’s jobs data is showing a big pop of 295,000 new non-farm payroll hires — well above the Wall Street consensus of 240,000 such jobs. The results put bond investors in | Read More »

  • Fr. Hesburgh Leaves Legacy of Serving God, Country and Notre Dame

    Fr. Hesburgh Leaves Legacy of Serving God, Country and Notre Dame

    Everyone should aspire to live as exemplary a life as Fr. Theodore Hesburgh.

  • Market Momentum and Fresh Record Highs

    By Bryan Perry, new Eagle Financial Publications Investment Expert Historical records for the major averages continue to be set on an almost monthly basis, with the Nasdaq nearing its former all-time high of 5,000 thanks primarily to the strength of | Read More »

  • Top GOP contenders seek to change nation's tune on immigration

    Top GOP contenders seek to change nation’s tune on immigration

    How these top leaders will fare in debates if they decide to pursue the path to the White House is uncertain, but at least a different perspective on immigration reform will be on display.

  • Can Coalition Stop Sadistic Islamic State Terrorists and Their Ransom-Aided Economy?

    The burning alive of a Jordanian pilot by Islamic State terrorists appears to have served as a wake-up call for countries around the world to strengthen the 60-nation coalition formed to stop the sadistic Middle Eastern outlaws who now control | Read More »

  • Fed Likely to Hesitate on Rate Hike until Fall

    By Bryan Perry, new Eagle Financial Publications Investment Expert The holiday-shortened week saw the S&P rally to a new all-time high, crossing the psychological 2,100 level followed by some too-tempting-to-pass-up profit taking. The key catalyst may have been optimism about | Read More »

  • Bulls Take Back High Ground

    In the span of just nine trading sessions, the S&P 500 has rallied from key technical support at 1,980 (its 200-day moving average) to post a new all-time high as of Friday, clearing 2,093 in a broad-based move.

  • Valuation of Notre Dame Football Program Rivals Top State Universities

    Valuation of Notre Dame Football Program Rivals Top State Universities

    The University of Notre Dame may have been one the biggest financial winners of the just-completed college football season, even though the private Catholic institution did not make the inaugural four-team playoff that featured big state universities.

  • O.J. Simpson’s Public Failings Show the Risk of Investing in Collectibles

    The marketing campaign that claims “what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas” proved true in the case of O.J. Simpson, whose use of guns and accomplices at a casino hotel to help him retrieve collectibles he alleged were stolen from him not only put him in prison but damaged the value of those coveted items.

  • Russia’s Putin Is Erecting Economic Barriers with the West

    Russia’s President Vladimir Putin brazenly used his Dec. 4 speech to his nation’s parliament and government ministers to blame the West for the fallout from his choices to intervene militarily against neighboring Ukraine, to precipitate a humanitarian crisis in Crimea and to clash with his nation’s trade partners.

  • Will President Obama’s Immigration Policy Hurt America’s Unemployed?

    President Barack Obama tried to put a positive spin on his decision to issue an executive order to give several million illegal aliens clemency but his move also may have an unintended consequence of creating heightened job competition for America’s unemployed.

  • Government Thinks You’re Stupid

    MIT Economics Professor Jonathan Gruber has been called the “architect” of ObamaCare for his role in helping create the program.

  • U.S. Economic Activity Jumps Sharply in Second Quarter 2014

    Gross Output (GO), a broadened measure of U.S. economic activity, advanced to nearly $30.9 trillion in the second quarter of 2014, a 4.8% annualized jump in real terms, the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) reported today.

  • Election Results Tee up Opportunity for President Obama

    The 2014 mid-term election results that gave Republicans control of both houses of Congress also position President Barack Obama to pursue a number of objectives that that may not have been possible if Democrats had retained their majority in the Senate.

  • Historic Navy-Notre Dame Football Rivalry Survives Conference Realignment

    Navy’s Athletic Director Chet Gladchuk seems to have been prescient when he struck an agreement with his then-counterpart Kevin White years ago to keep the academy’s football rivalry with Notre Dame intact through the 2026 season to guarantee the schools will play each other for 100 consecutive seasons.

  • Is Bill to Tax Online Purchases Fair or Foul?

    Revenue-seeking local officials who favor the passage of legislation to tax online purchases are running short of time for Congress to enact such a law before it adjourns in December.

  • Maligned Rust-Belt City Shows Economic Life with Pharmaceutical IPO

    Flint’s Diplomat Pharmacy (NYSE: DPLO) gained the spotlight when it completed a successful public stock offering (IPO) on Oct. 10 to raise funds to expand its operations, despite its home base in a place that naysayers have characterized as something akin to a hell hole.

  • ISIS Terrorists Devastate Economies and Communities with Religious Persecution

    The barbaric reign of murder, violent religious persecution and other brutality waged by Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) terrorists has caused tens of thousands of refugees to flee for their lives and gutted economic activity in the region.