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Animal spirits were improving last week, according to Barron’s.

February 16th, 2015 | By Brian Oettinger

The idea of animal spirits was introduced to the dismal science (a.k.a. economics) in the late1930s, courtesy of John Maynard Keynes. In The General Theory […]

It’s true. January did not turn out to be the best month for U.S. stock markets.

February 2nd, 2015 | By Brian Oettinger

It’s true. January did not turn out to be the best month for U.S. stock markets. At the end of the month, the Standard & […]

There may be potential for a reality television program starring central bankers and the making of economic policy.

January 26th, 2015 | By Beau Mercer

There may be potential for a reality television program starring central bankers and the making of economic policy. It could be called, ‘The Real Central […]

Central banks have been full of surprises lately, but not too many people saw this one coming.

January 19th, 2015 | By Brian Oettinger

Central banks have been full of surprises lately, but not too many people saw this one coming. For aficionados of the board game Clue, here’s […]

Last week investors were skeptical about the effect of low oil prices on companies’ performance during 2015.

January 12th, 2015 | By Beau Mercer

You may be enjoying the economic benefits of gas prices around two dollars a gallon, but last week investors were skeptical about the effect of […]

Making the Most of New Year’s Resolutions

January 7th, 2015 | By Sandy Spring Bank

By Sandi Maxey, Senior Vice President, Learning & Professional Development Manager I love New Year’s! There’s something magical and hopeful about the prospect of a […]

The decline in oil prices accelerated during the fourth quarter of 2014.

January 5th, 2015 | By Brian Oettinger

“…bubbling crude; oil that is, black gold, Texas tea.” The decline in oil prices accelerated during the fourth quarter of 2014. The main culprit was […]

With gas hovering around $2 a gallon in many parts of the country, chances are you’re smiling every time you fill up the tank.

December 29th, 2014 | By Beau Mercer

With gas hovering around $2 a gallon in many parts of the country, chances are you’re smiling every time you fill up the tank. The […]

Geopolitics and monetary policy and deflation! Oh my!

December 22nd, 2014 | By Brian Oettinger

It was a wild, wild week. First, the Russian central bank announced a massive rate hike and the country’s main deposit rate rose from 10.5 […]

Season of Sharing – By the Numbers

December 18th, 2014 | By Sandy Spring Bank

By Denise Stokes, Senior Vice President, Director of Marketing and Retail As the 2014 Season of Sharing comes to a close, I would like to […]

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