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To Taper, or Not to Taper: That is the Question

Posted by Sheryl Vieira

Recent headlines that the Federal Reserve is contemplating tapering its bond buying (QE or Quantitative Easing) program have dominated the news flow. Our focus for this investment letter is to highlight what tapering is and the potential consequences of such actions. In recent years the Fed, independent of government, has provided support for the economy by buying bonds to keep interest rates low. “Tapering” means that the Fed will begin slowing the rate at which it purchases bonds. What is interesting about Bernanke’s comments is that the impetus to begin to reduce bond buying is data-dependent.

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Topics: Investments, Investment Letter

Caldwell Trust Officer Sonya Dlug, Marking 10th Anniversary

Posted by Sheryl Vieira

Around the turn of the twentieth century, Elbert Hubbard, an American writer, publisher, artist, and philosopher wrote, “If you want something done, ask a busy person, for the other kind has no time.” More than a century later, trust office Sonya Dlug proves the wisdom of this long-forgotten writer every day. As she marks her tenth anniversary with Caldwell, she juggles multiple projects in a calm, soft-spoken way that belies the effort no one sees as she accomplishes task after task.

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