Seymour Zises, President and co-founder of Family Management, writes bi-monthly opinions on issues and observations of relevance to clients and investors.

September – October 2016

Oops, they did it again? The Federal Reserve Chairperson Janet Yellen deferred an interest rate increase . . .  that was no big surprise.  Obviously, pre-election moves by the Fed might very well be considered political.  Notwithstanding the above, the economy is hardly robust and might be struggling for the foreseeable future.  Are we living

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July – August 2016

  “I’m mad as hell and I’m not going to take this anymore” is what many Brits voted to begin the “Brexit” scenario. Many of you might remember this famous scene from the movie “Network”. The UK exit from the EU is no small matter, and how it unfolds will affect Europe for many years

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Tug of War
May – June 2016

Shivers went through the stock market last week as the Federal Reserve meeting notes revealed a hawkish view leaving many observers to believe that an interest rate increase could come in June.  We are concerned, and even perplexed, about the rationale for a potential Fed action at this time. In December, when the last interest

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Primal Scream
March – April 2016

The country is fed up, and we are not talking about the Federal Reserve Bank. Senator Sanders and Mr. Trump are the conduits for voter anger, and clearly it is the politicians who have brought it on themselves. To think that just until a short while ago, Congress could trade legally on insider information makes

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Lighting the Fuse
January – February 2016

As if there were not enough concerns to start the year, the falling Yuan precipitated by China’s weakening economy hit the markets hard right out of the gate in 2016. Oh, and then Mr. Kim Jon-un decides to light a bomb – maybe an H-bomb, but maybe “only” the A-bomb……now really is that any better??!!

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