Author Archives: Sam Wardwell

About Sam Wardwell

Sam Wardwell, CFA, is Senior Vice President and Investment Strategist at Pioneer Investments. He joined Pioneer in 2003.

Celebrate Good Times, Come On!

Last week the markets celebrated a dovish message from the Fed. The Fed says it is neither “patient” nor “impatient”… but doves were pleased. You can find the reaction of Pioneer’s Chief Investment Officer, U.S., Ken Taubes in his recent … Continue reading

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ECB QE Dominated Headlines – But Oil’s Drop was Bigger than Euro’s

As the European Central Bank’s Quantitative Easing Program started last week, the euro fell roughly 3% against the U.S. Dollar, Yen and Yuan, which were all roughly flat against each other. The euro, which had fallen from $1.21 at year-end to $1.12 … Continue reading

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Strong Jobs Report: Good for the Economy, Bad for Investors

Last week the Labor Department released another very strong jobs report.  That was good news for the economy, but bad news for investors.  Payroll employment rose 295k, with revisions of -18k and the trailing 6-month average of 293k is at a … Continue reading

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Yellen Moved The Fed Still Further Away ‑ From Clear Forward Guidance

What did Fed Chairwoman Janet Yellen say about raising rates at last week’s Humphrey-Hawkins testimony? She promised a wording change (“patient”) before rates were increased, but disavowed any implied promise that rates wouldn’t rise until the second meeting after the … Continue reading

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The Fed is Waiting Patiently…Are You?

The FOMC’s January meeting didn’t break new ground; I’m waiting for the March press conference for any significant action to be discussed. As we know, patience continued to be the theme, as the Fed signaled a rate hike before June … Continue reading

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