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Predictions For 2016: How Did We Do?
Thursday, 26 Jan, 2017 | | No Comment
Predictions For 2016: How Did We Do?

As we had surmised in our predictions for 2016 article, 2016 did indeed turn out to be an interesting year in many ways – with nothing more interesting than November’s election results. So how did we fare in our predictions for 2016? This article will take a quick look back at last year’s predictions to assess the accuracy of our crystal ball.

What Does 2017 Hold in Store?
Tuesday, 10 Jan, 2017 | | No Comment
What Does 2017 Hold in Store?

What a difference a couple of months can make. In the aftermath of the election, we have seen the stock market accelerate, consumer confidence soar, and small businesses assume a much greater level of optimism. We have seen the Fed announce a significant change in its interest rate policy.

The Lingering Effect of the Great Recession
Thursday, 17 Nov, 2016 | | No Comment
The Lingering Effect of the Great Recession

The Presidential election is finally behind us and we have seen, to this point, that the stock market has responded in a positive fashion, perhaps reflecting a belief that the business environment may be more favorable going forward. However, we must be cognizant of the underlying consumer mindset as we move into 2017.

Raddon’s Crystal Ball for 2016
Friday, 5 Feb, 2016 | | No Comment
Raddon’s Crystal Ball for 2016

As 2016 unfolds, the challenges just keep on coming. Whether caused by geopolitical, economic or other factors, there is enough uncertainty to keep even the most intrepid prognosticator silent. Regardless, the Raddon Report continues its tradition of annual predictions.

Raddon Predictions for 2015: How Did We Do?
Tuesday, 19 Jan, 2016 | | One Comment
Raddon Predictions for 2015: How Did We Do?

Now that 2015 is in the rearview window, it’s time to review how well Raddon fared in our annual economic predictions. How accurate were the predictions we made at the start of the year?

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Where Are We Headed? Predictions for 2015
Thursday, 26 Feb, 2015 | | One Comment
Where Are We Headed? Predictions for 2015

2014 proved to be an interesting year, both from an economics standpoint and from the perspective of the financial services industry. What’s on the horizon for 2015? This article will preview The Raddon Report’s predictions for the coming year.

How Accurate Was the Raddon Crystal Ball in 2014?
Thursday, 29 Jan, 2015 | | No Comment
How Accurate Was the Raddon Crystal Ball in 2014?

How were our predictions for 2014? Let’s look back on the predictions we posted early in 2014 regarding the economy and the industry, and see how we fared.

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Being Prepared for Rising Interest Rates
Tuesday, 17 Jun, 2014 | | No Comment
Being Prepared for Rising Interest Rates

At the height of our country’s financial crisis, the Federal Reserve’s Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) adopted the policy of “quantitative easing” where it (a quasi-political arm of our federal government) goes into the marketplace to buy long-dated securities and mortgage-backed bonds to directly lower their interest rates. To be sure, this policy which adheres to macroeconomic theory helped end our country’s economic collapse in 2009 and may have helped keep our economy muddling along in the ensuing years.