Category Archives: Research

What’s Happening in China?

If you or your clients are unsure what to think of China’s recent 30% stock market plunge, Economist Brian Wesbury does a good job of explaining what is happening in his new video Wesbury 101: China Crisis: Whaddaboutit! You can … Continue reading

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Chart of the Week: Investing in Fixed Income During Periods of a Rising Federal Funds Rate

In fear of the inevitable raises of the federal funds rate, many investors are beginning to speculate whether or not  fixed income still has a place in their portfolio. With us being about a decade removed since the last time … Continue reading

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Chart of the Week: Putting the Rise of the Dollar in Perspective

Chart of the Week: Putting the Rise of the Dollar in Perspective Since its low in 2011, the US dollar is up 31%, and in the past eight months has risen at a pace faster than we have seen in … Continue reading

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LSA Exclusive: Live Interview with Samuel Wardwell

  Date: Thursday, May 28th Time: 10:00 AM CT Click here to register today! LSA is excited to provide an exclusive webinar featuring the always entertaining Sam Wardwell. Sam is responsible for monitoring economic and market developments and communicating updates … Continue reading

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Chart of the Week: Is QE Driving Economic Growth?

LSA would like to offer a special thanks to renowned economist Brian Wesbury for taking the time to update us on his thoughts of his self-coined ‘plow horse’ economy. In this update, Wesbury addresses the notion that, in our current … Continue reading

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LSA Exclusive Live Webinar with Brian Wesbury

Date: Tuesday, May 12th  Time: 2:00 pm Central LSA is excited to provide an exclusive webinar featuring the expertise of Brian Wesbury. Brian is one of the most respected professionals in his space and always provides an energetic and fun … Continue reading

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Fed Update

Fed Note: The FOMC meeting ended with little fanfare as theories continued to swirl about surrounding the timing of the Fed’s choice to raise interest rates.  Will it be June or will it be September?  Or, will it be later?  The Fed didn’t … Continue reading

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Chart of the Week: Benefits of Bank Loans in a Portfolio

Chart of the Week: Benefits of Bank Loans in a Portfolio Despite almost $36 billion exiting the loan market and negative net fund flows for the past 11 months, Lord Abbett believes that bank loans still have features that make them attractive … Continue reading

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Brian Wesbury ‘The Triple Mandate’

Listen to Brian Wesbury, Chief Economist at First Trust Portfolios, discuss a third mandate of today’s Fed that goes one step beyond maximum employment and price stability and why he believes we are still destined for a rate hike in June. This … Continue reading

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Ben Bernanke Launches Blog

In the midst of all the uncertainty of Fed policy, former Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke made the following announcement: “Now that I’m a civilian again, I can once more comment on economic and financial issues without my words being … Continue reading

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Chart of the Week: Fed Not Impatient

Chart of the Week This week’s charts are Dot Plots, a visual depiction of the expectations FOMC meeting participants hold of where the federal funds rate should be in different points in the future. The dropping of the term ‘patient’ … Continue reading

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Chart of the Week: Chasing the S&P 500

Chart of the Week: Chasing the S&P 500 Source This week’s chart is a visualization of the risk that comes with investing in the S&P 500. Due to its rapid increase since the bottom of the 2008 recession, the popular … Continue reading

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