Economic and Market Insights

Economic and Market Insights provides commentary on the current state of the economy and financial markets to help you gain perspective.

December 1, 2016:
Revisiting the "Active" versus "Passive" Investment Management Debate: Investment Styles Come and Go

Barbara S. Turley, CFA®
Senior Vice President, Director of Investment Research, The Commerce Trust Company

November 17, 2016:
"Deleveraging" Debt As a Society: What It Tells Us About the Health of the U.S. Economy As We Leave the Great Recession Behind

Tara C. McConkey, CFA®
Senior Vice President, The Commerce Trust Company

November 10, 2016:
Donald Trump's November Surprise: Where Do the Markets Go from Here?

Scott Colbert, CFA®
Commerce Trust Chief Economist, Director of Fixed Income, The Commerce Trust Company

October 27, 2016:
Oil prices not likely to spike anytime soon despite Russia joining recent OPEC production cut

By Chuck Freedman, CFA®, CAIA
Senior Vice President, The Commerce Trust Company

October 13, 2016:
Chronically Low Interest Rate Environment Keeps Pushing Investors Looking for Yield in Riskier Assets

By Joe Williams, CFA®
Director of Investment Strategies, The Commerce Trust Company

October 6, 2016:
Medicare Signup: Give Yourself Plenty of Time to Sort Through the Options

By David Stubblefield, CFP®, CDFA®
Senior Financial Planner, The Commerce Trust Company

September 22, 2016:
Long overdue – IRS finally gives taxpayers partial relief from 60-day rollover pitfalls

By Tom Bassett, J.D., CPA
Vice President, Tax Manager - East Region, The Commerce Trust Company

September 19, 2016:
Not Enough Economic Mojo – Federal Reserve Will Likely Hold Off on Potential Interest Rate Hike This Week

Scott Colbert, CFA®
Commerce Trust Chief Economist, Director of Fixed Income, The Commerce Trust Company

September 13, 2016:
What happens when an adult child inherits an IRA from a parent?

By Robert E. Whitney, Jr., MBA, CFP®
Vice President and Senior Financial Planner, The Commerce Trust Company

August 30, 2016:
Reasons not to be a momentum investor even with U.S. markets reaching all-time highs

By Nick Fafoglia, CFA®
Senior Portfolio Manager, The Commerce Trust Company

August 22, 2016:
Revealing Commentary on What Impact a Democratic or Republican Administration Could Have on the Economy

Scott Colbert, CFA®
Commerce Trust Chief Economist, Director of Fixed Income, The Commerce Trust Company

Joe Williams, CFA®
Director of Investment Strategy, The Commerce Trust Company

July 7, 2016:
U.S. Long-term Treasuries Near Record Lows – What It Tells Us About The World Economy Post-Brexit

Scott Colbert, CFA®
Commerce Trust Chief Economist, Director of Fixed Income, The Commerce Trust Company

June 24, 2016:
The UK Deals Itself A New Hand With The European Union

Scott Colbert, CFA®
Commerce Trust Chief Economist, Director of Fixed Income, The Commerce Trust Company

June 20, 2016:
What You Need to Know: Yes, the European Union Referendum Vote Can Affect Your Investments

Scott Colbert, CFA®
Commerce Trust Chief Economist, Director of Fixed Income, The Commerce Trust Company

June 13, 2016:
Federal Reserve Will Likely Hold Off On Potential Interest Rate Hike This Week

Scott Colbert, CFA®
Commerce Trust Chief Economist, Director of Fixed Income, The Commerce Trust Company

May 19, 2016:
Yet another reminder in the news – no adult should die without a will

Guy H. Hockerman, CPA, CFP
Senior Vice President and Financial Planning Manager, The Commerce Trust Company

April 26, 2016:
Federal Reserve Will Likely Pause For Now, But Another Interest Rate Hike Is Lurking Before Fall Elections

By Scott Colbert, CFA®
Chief Economist, Director of Fixed Income, The Commerce Trust Company

March 22, 2016:
Why would falling oil prices have a negative impact on the stock market?

By Chuck Freedman, CFA, CAIA
Senior Vice President, The Commerce Trust Company

March 8, 2016:
How long should I keep my tax records?

By Doug Nelson, CPA
Vice President, Tax Manager - West Region, The Commerce Trust Company

February 3, 2016:
Tax Season 2016: How to fight back during a down market

By Tom Bassett, J.D., CPA
Vice President, Tax Manager - East Region, The Commerce Trust Company

January 21, 2016:
Is this a bear market or a market correction?

By Scott Colbert, CFA®
Chief Economist, Director of Fixed Income, The Commerce Trust Company

January 4, 2016:
Rocky start to new year is no surprise

By Joe Williams, CFA®
Director of Investment Strategy, The Commerce Trust Company

December 23, 2015:
Want to donate from your IRA?

By Tom Bassett, J.D., CPA
Vice President, Tax Manager - East Region, The Commerce Trust Company

December 16, 2015:
Interest Rate Hike Is Right Prescription

By Scott Colbert, CFA®
Chief Economist, Director of Fixed Income, The Commerce Trust Company

December 3, 2015:
File-and-Suspend: No longer available to married couples ready to claim Social Security

By David Stubblefield
Senior Financial Planner, The Commerce Trust Company

November 16, 2015:
Worldwide markets remain resilient after this weekend's terrorist attacks in Paris

By Joe Williams, CFA®
Director of Investment Strategy, The Commerce Trust Company

November 3, 2015:
Economic theatrics? Investors look for clarity on when the Fed will hike interest rates

By Scott Colbert, CFA®
Chief Economist, Director of Fixed Income, The Commerce Trust Company

October 26, 2015:
Search Upcoming Earnings Reports for the 'Canary in the Coal Mine'

By Scott Colbert, CFA®
Chief Economist, Director of Fixed Income, The Commerce Trust Company

October 15, 2015:
Mid-Semester Report Card: Did Your College Student Sign a Healthcare Power of Attorney?

By Bruce Talen, J.D., CFA®
Senior Vice President, Senior Trust Counsel, The Commerce Trust Company

October 7, 2015:
Weak Job Growth Took Wall Street by Surprise

By Christie Cody, CFA®, CFP®
Director of Portfolio Management, The Commerce Trust Company

September 17, 2015:
Will the Fed take a Pass?

By Scott Colbert, CFA®
Chief Economist, Director of Fixed Income, The Commerce Trust Company

September 3, 2015:
How to Protect the Elderly from Fraudsters

By Doug Nelson, CPA®
Vice President, Tax Manager – West Region, The Commerce Trust Company

August 25, 2015:
After the Big Drop, What's Next for the Market?

By Scott Colbert, CFA®
Chief Economist, Director of Fixed Income, The Commerce Trust Company

August 17, 2015:
Spring's Brief Oil Price Rally Fades As Stockpiles of Global Crude Continue to Build

By Chuck Freedman, CFA®, CAIA
Senior Vice President, The Commerce Trust Company

August 3, 2015:
Is the Chinese economy the tail that wags the global markets?

By Nick Fafoglia, CFA®
Senior Portfolio Manager, The Commerce Trust Company

July 1, 2015:
What's Next for Greece and the Markets?

By Scott Colbert, CFA®
Chief Economist, Director of Fixed Income, The Commerce Trust Company

June 19, 2015:
What will rising interest rates mean for the stock market?

By Nick Fafoglia, CFA®
Senior Portfolio Manager, The Commerce Trust Company

June 10, 2015:
Gifting Strategy of the Future: "Please Send the Bill to Grandma"

By Tom Bassett, J.D., CPA®
Vice President, Tax Manager - East Region, The Commerce Trust Company


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