Economic Commentary

Soundbites and Memes Rule the World

By Ralph Bender, MBA, CFP®

Fear of spreading the virus, along with travel bans and tariff rhetoric, force businesses to develop more localized supply chains.

Can We Reopen Safely?

By Ralph Bender, MBA, CFP®

My jumpmaster’s voice barked to life in my ears. We separated when I pulled the ripcord at 5,000 feet. Now, he was on the ground, while all our jump class floated above.

Things Happen Fast

By Ralph Bender, MBA, CFP®

You’re getting your wish, to jump from an airplane. It’s an early birthday present. Everyone is here for a picnic while you, oh and Ken paid the extra fee for you to go accelerated free fall!

Marathon Jail Time

By Ralph Bender, MBA, CFP®

The quarantine isn’t a punishment, nor will it cure the Coronavirus. But it’ll help save lives by spreading out the infections over time.

It’s time to pull together

By Ralph Bender, MBA, CFP®

There’s a panic-driven selloff, which doesn’t make much sense when looking at the fundamentals. Wall Street speculators lose tons of money...

Will this Economic Expansion Continue?

By Ralph Bender, MBA, CFP®

Two related factors threaten the continued economic expansion: global trade uncertainty and business capital expenditures.