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Dan Celia

Federal Reserve Maintains Out-of-Touch Predictions

Dan Celia, This week, St. Louis Federal Reserve President James Bullard indicated in a speech that President-elect Donald Trump’s economic plans are more about 2018-19, because “snapping your fingers,” he said, can’t produce instant change. The problem with most of the Fed’s presidents, and the Federal Reserve itself, is that they live in an insulated

Reasons Things Are Looking Up

Dan Celia, Americans certainly have many reasons to be optimistic about 2017, starting with the markets and the economy. After all, according to a recent Wells Fargo/Gallup Small Business Index, post-election investor optimism hit a nine-year high during the month of November. This cannot be solely credited to the election, but it is the third-straight

Oil Helping to Drive Markets

Dan Celia, I’ve found it laughable that over the past 13 months the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) has consistently talked about reducing production. Talk is basically all OPEC has done for more than a year in its feeble attempts to manipulate the markets and drive oil prices higher. We must remember that Saudi

The Strange Impact of the Presidential Debates

Dan Celia, Soon after the first presidential debate, we saw markets increase more than three-quarters of a percent. That followed a dip Monday prior to the evening debate. Some headlines told us that these alarm bells came from a possible Donald Trump presidency. Can we expect to see similar trends before and after the next debate

Hillary is not the answer: Trump Will Be Better for the Economy

Dan Celia, Forget indictments — it’s time to focus on best candidate for America, author says.  It doesn’t matter which candidate you’ve supported during this agonizing season of primaries. My candidate, way back when, was Mike Huckabee, and I stayed with him until he dropped out of the race. But now, we are looking at