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.

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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