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Negative Interest Rate Policy (NIRP) – The Great Experiment | 2017 Update

By | 2017-09-19T20:22:06+00:00 September 19th, 2017|Categories: On Our Minds|Tags: , , , |

Back in July 2016, I penned a blog that discussed the novel, and potentially dangerous, way several world economies tried to stimulate their nation’s economies by forcing negative interest rates. To date, seven foreign central banks have adopted negative interest rates to stimulate their national economies.  On the list are Japan, European Central Bank, Denmark, Sweden, [...]

The Equifax Data Breach

By | 2017-09-14T14:08:45+00:00 September 14th, 2017|Categories: On Our Minds|Tags: , , , , , |

On September 7, 2017, Equifax, one of the three main credit reporting agencies, announced a massive data security breach that exposed vital personal identification data — including names, addresses, birth dates, and Social Security numbers — on as many as 143 million consumers, roughly 55% of Americans age 18 and older.1 This data breach was especially [...]

Client Adventures | Mary Pat Behler & Tim Gold

By | 2017-08-31T20:23:19+00:00 August 30th, 2017|Categories: On Our Minds|Tags: , , , |

Our clients are doing amazing things, and going on incredible adventures. So incredible in fact, we just had to share. This month we are excited to share Mary Pat & Tim’s Viking River Cruise through France! Our Viking River Cruise, Paris & Normandy, began with a day in Paris followed by port stops and tours down [...]

2nd Quarter Economic Update | August 2017

By | 2017-08-31T19:14:42+00:00 August 22nd, 2017|Categories: On Our Minds|Tags: , , , , |

U.S. economic reports improved quarter-over-quarter.  U.S. businesses appear to have emerged from a multi-year earnings slump, with the Q1/Q2 S&P 500 sales and profits showing year-on-year growth for the first time since late 2014.  GDP is up 2.8% year-over-year and economic sentiment continues to improve.  Key risks include uncertainty on President Trump’s economic policy, geopolitical threats [...]

Client Spotlight | Krombholz Jewelers

By | 2017-06-28T14:40:17+00:00 June 27th, 2017|Categories: On Our Minds|Tags: , , , , , |

For over 75 years, Krombholz Jewelers has been the premier jeweler in Cincinnati. Now in it's fourth generation of family ownership, Krombholz specializes in bespoke fine jewelry, vintage jewelry and helping individuals re-purpose or consign unwanted jewelry. In a world where most new items are disposable, Krombholz creates and sells jewelry that is both beautiful and [...]

Client Spotlight | Ammon Nursery

By | 2017-06-27T20:26:16+00:00 May 25th, 2017|Categories: On Our Minds|Tags: , , , , , |

Ammon Landscape, Inc. was started in 1950 by Dick and Shirley Ammon.  They would peddle landscape door to door, but as business grew, it was time to find a location to start a nursery.  They decided on a property owned by Dick’s father in the area where Florence Mall is currently.  In 1968 they moved their [...]

Mackey Advisors Economic Update | May 2017

By | 2017-06-14T14:58:07+00:00 May 18th, 2017|Categories: On Our Minds|Tags: , , , , |

The U.S. economy continues to do well.  It is stable and has proven to be resilient to domestic and global news events.  It continues to slowly recover and, according to most economists, should continue to do so through 2017 and into 2018.  The employment situation continues to improve; the unemployment rate is 4.7% and remains near [...]

Client Spotlight – Full Throttle Indoor Karting

By | 2017-06-14T17:43:48+00:00 March 28th, 2017|Categories: On Our Minds|Tags: , , , , |

Full Throttle Indoor Karting is Cincinnati’s premier high-speed indoor go-kart track located in Springdale, near Tri-County Mall.  Everyone from the novice to the professional racer will enjoy the state-of-the-art karts and racing at speeds up to 40mph along with 14 exciting and challenging turns.  Full Throttle has youth karts and adult karts so people of all [...]

The U.S. Economy

By | 2017-06-14T17:31:20+00:00 March 15th, 2017|Categories: On Our Minds|Tags: , , , , , |

This past month, the Mackey Advisors team attended an economics presentation by Alan Beaulieu, the President of ITR Economics and a leading authority on global economics.  His presentations are informative and detailed providing unique insight into economic trends; both short and long term.  His latest report was positive and upbeat, especially for the United States. The [...]

Mackey Advisors Economic Update

By | 2017-05-24T17:57:19+00:00 February 14th, 2017|Categories: On Our Minds|Tags: , , , , |

All indicators are now pointing, more or less, in a positive direction for the U.S. economy.  The consumer continues to be in the driver’s seat, enjoying low energy prices, low borrowing costs (for now anyway), rising wages and a strong housing market.  As far as the economy is concerned, the elections were a non-event.  Although there [...]