Barron Financial Group Financially Speaking

When unique or noteworthy events happen in the world, we offer our take via our Financially Speaking articles.

U.S. Economy

U.S. Economy – Apparently Clear Sailing The U.S. stock market, as measured by our preferred index of the S&P 500, has been remarkably strong this year. In January, even as markets were concerned about inflation readings (December had an annual inflation reading of +3.4%), markets generally were positive. As a reference, the S&P 500 started

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U.S. Economy – Debt and Deficits

Debt and Deficits We’ve seen several articles and news stories recently about the debt and deficits in the U.S. economy. Much of this recent reporting is likely driven by the high levels seen for both deficit and debt and comparing those amounts to history. In this issue of Financially Speaking, we want to investigate these

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Inflation is Sticky

Inflation is Sticky In 1963, economist Milton Friedman instructed that “Inflation is always and everywhere a monetary phenomenon”. That line has become famous over the years for its simple way of explaining the occurrence of inflation. Not every economist agrees with Mr. Friedman on this, but we do believe it is fundamentally correct. Looking back

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U.S. Technology Growth & The Future of AI

U.S. Technology Growing Many people are familiar with our Active Asset Allocation (AAA) portfolio strategy. This is the strategy we developed in 2016 to focus on investment momentum, how to use it when it’s there, and how to avoid it when not. This strategy has been one of our best performers since we introduced it

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Navigating the Waves of Election Year Markets

2024 – Election Year Worries We get many calls from clients wanting to talk about the stock or bond markets and the economy in general. We are fine getting those calls and having those conversations. Of course, we can’t predict the future, but we try to read the tea leaves to better understand what might

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