Politics

Is the Yield Curve Suggesting Another Recession?

One of the most reliable recession indicators is the yield curve, which measures the spread between short and long duration bond yields. A steeper curve, or when long term yields exceed short term yields, is usually associated with higher inflation and economic expansion. Contracting yield spreads, in contrast, usually suggests slower growth and tighter monetary … Continue reading

Politics

A Chance For Bipartisan Banking Deregulation

The Trump Administration has made reforming financial regulation a goal for 2018. Surprisingly, its Democrats that are helping push the effort towards the finish line. Legislation is currently being discussed to roll back Dodd-Frank, a signature bill passed under the Obama Administration that introduced drastic regulations to the banking industry. This bipartisan effort is seeking … Continue reading