Bill Tatro

Posted October 08, 2015

Most are familiar with the Participation Rate as reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) and its continual decline. Much has been made, pro and con, about this number.

Posted October 02, 2015

Why is it that we never learn? Human nature, being what it is, has always earned an F when it comes to history as applied to current events. Do we learn from the past? Never!

Posted September 24, 2015

How many times has a Financial Adviser sat down with a client to develop a retirement plan and said Of course, well want to factor in the deflationary aspect of the Central Bank Zero Rate Policy.

Posted September 16, 2015

Both my wife and I discovered that we had something in common besides all the usual factors that result in tying the nuptial knot. Each of our fathers spent their career in the retail profession.

Posted September 11, 2015

To Hike or not to Hike, that is the question

Posted September 04, 2015

Having taught, lectured and broadcasted for almost 40 years, it never fails to amaze me how Wall Street, Mainstream Media and Financial Advisers in general continue to misinform the average citizen about the power of cash.

Posted September 02, 2015

I am not sure if Vegas learned from Wall Street or if it was the other way around. Regardless, both are skilled in the art of keeping you in the game, at the tables, for as long as it takes for you to lose all your money.

Posted August 26, 2015

These are random thoughts from a man on the street the day after the DOWs largest roundtrip ever.

Posted August 07, 2015

Selected excerpts from the DIARY OF A MILLENNIAL

Posted July 29, 2015

It is always easy to look back in the investment world and see what could have been done and what should have been done. Hindsight is always 20/20.

Posted July 23, 2015

The most recent announcement in Oakland, California has once again demonstrated, perhaps, one of the most dangerous investments anyone can have in their portfolio.

Posted July 16, 2015

The Bretton Woods system, which emerged after WWII and lasted until the early 70s, had as one of its basic principles Capital Controls. However, after the decade of the 70s the pendulum shifted to a more free-market thinking and Capital Controls were relegated to the back burner.

Posted July 02, 2015

When the Governor of Puerto Rico, Garcia Padilla said This is not politics, this is math it should have been a wake-up call for all holders of municipal bonds to take their heads out of the sand or wherever they have them stuck and cash in quickly.

Posted June 25, 2015

Having heard, then newly elected, President Barack Obama proclaim that we were a nation which should and will live within its means, I sat back to watch exactly what he meant.

Posted June 17, 2015

The cornerstone of economics has been and always will be the law of supply and demand.

Posted May 27, 2015

In hockey, the big three is called the hat trick. In basketball, a triple double. In the world of finance they just say Federal Reserve, IMF and the World Bank. When you have those on your resume' you are certain to receive attention when you speak.

Posted May 21, 2015

In 1930, the Smoot-Hawley Act raised tariffs on over 20,000 imported goods.

Posted May 14, 2015

This is just a sampling of the majority of themes that college graduates had to endure during their recent commencement exercises. With cap, tassel and speech in hand a US Senator, Corporate Baron and even a Hollywood Centerpiece took to the podium to impart words of wisdom to the Class of 2015.

Posted May 09, 2015

I was taught by my parents and I tried to instill in my children the concept of always trying to do your best.

Posted May 07, 2015

Every parent will point their finger at every other kid as the problem because their own is, of course, special and unlike their peers.