Why Are Rates Still Low?

Interest rates have been a conundrum for investors, economists and policymakers over the past ten years. Despite steady U.S. economic growth and an unemployment rate near historic lows, long-term interest rates have remained anchored. Read More

Rising Rates: Good or Bad?

Much of the recent investor unease has centered around rising interest rates. There are many ways to think about interest rates: as a tool for generating portfolio income, as an important factor in stock prices, as a signal for the business cycle, as a risk indicator for Fed policy, and more. Read More

Strong Case for Raising Rates

Tuesday produced more highs for the major indices as investors didn’t shy away from Fed Chair Yellen’s less dovish testimony before the Senate Banking Committee. Read More

Financial Synergies 4th Quarter Market Review

This report features world capital market performance and a timeline of events for the past quarter. It begins with a global overview, then features the returns of stock and bond asset classes in the US and international markets. Read More

This Too Shall Pass

So far the New Year has not been a “happy” one for investors. All of the major stock markets are in negative territory, but the major themes have not changed …

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Washington, the Economy, and Your Money

On April 1st, 2014, Financial Synergies will welcome Greg Valliere, Chief Political Strategist for the Potomac Research Group, to a special client event at Willie G’s in Houston. With over …

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Change in Commodities

For the same reason we liquidated our position in TIPS (Treasury Inflation Protected Securities) earlier this year, we’ve made a change in the commodities category.  You might be asking yourself, …

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