Archives for September, 2013

  1. September 30, 2013

      Wake Up-It's the EconomyWeekly Market Commentary 9-30-2013Tim Phillips, CEO—Phillips & Company By the time you get this we will likely be hours away from another government shutdown. Although we humans suffer from "present bias" (events that happen now seem more… More >>

  2. September 23, 2013

      Slow Economy 3 Fed 0 Weekly CEO Commentary 9-23-2013 Tim Phillips, CEO—Phillips & Company   This week the Fed blinked and decided to continue their purchase of 85 billion in mortgage and treasury bonds as part of their non-traditional monetary policy (QE3). The… More >>

  3. September 16, 2013

    One Year Early: Lame Duck?Weekly CEO Commentary 9-16-2013Tim Phillips, CEO—Phillips & Company American politics had a very strange week. The President went from a go-it-alone war President, to a collaborator with Congress, and ended with our country being lectured by… More >>

  4. September 9, 2013

      Can higher rates lead to more jobs?Weekly CEO Commentary 9-10-2013Tim Phillips, CEO—Phillips & Company The trend in jobs continues to disappoint and suggest a very sluggish economy in the months to come. The US economy added only 169,000 jobs in August, and the… More >>

  5. September 3, 2013

      Turmoil Part ___?Weekly CEO Commentary 9-3-2013Tim Phillips, CEO—Phillips & Company We had a spate of economic data released last week some suggesting continued growth: Auto sales are expected to rise broadly in August, and are estimated to be an increase of 13%… More >>