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Andy Sutton is formerly the Chief Market Strategist for Sutton & Associates, LLC, a Registered Investment Adviser in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. He writes the periodic Economic and Financial Commentary “My Two ... more


Where Do We Go From Here? Economic Analysis For Remainder Of FY2020
The world started 2020 on the shakiest of terms, economically speaking. The world was already in the early stages of a contraction in aggregate demand.
Risk Management – Interest Rate Risk
Since interest rates have been the topic of much conversation and debate recently, we thought we’d start here. What exactly is interest rate risk?
A Brief Primer On Risk Management
Often, when looking at investments, we give in to perceptions rather than realities. Most capital asset pricing models, for instance, rely on the use of ‘the riskless asset’ in their various formulas. Does such an asset exist?
US National Debt By The Year
It doesn’t take a mathematician to figure out if we get to $36T by 2024, there is no going back. In all honesty, that ship has likely already sailed.
USA Unemployment – Initial Claims – Image Of The Week
Andy Sutton shared this chart showing the unemployment claims by state during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Retirement Accounts Part Of Next Bailout?
Today, for the first time, a prominent national politician mentioned on television news that portions or potentially all of the pension systems in the United States might have to be ‘nationalized’ to fund additional bailout measures.


Latest Comments
Goldman: Treasury Markets No Longer React To Economic Data
6 years ago

Treasury bonds are instruments of the USGovt. We can all agree on that. They are backed by the 'full faith and credit of the USGovt'. That is the statement made by Treasury officials and while I think that statement is an utter joke, I think we can all agree that is the mantra that comes forth. If the economy does well, then the government should (in theory) be able to meet its debt obligations. if the economy is in the toilet, such ability might be called into question. So yes, Treasuries used to respond to economic data - appropriately - and the fact that they don't really do that anymore should be a point for everyone to ponder.

Maybe it's like Gary pointed out - that hungry buyers see Treasuries as the cleanest trash out there. I know I certainly wouldn't take my hard earned money and loan it to an entity (at a negative rate) when i know that entity is in debt way over its head and has absolutely no plans of changing its behavior. But the dollar and Treasuries have always been the 'safe haven'. It's a hard habit to break, especially when everything else looks worse except for metals and I know that is really going to get some people going ;)

I certainly wouldn't call it misplaced fear when someone decides they want out of USGovt debt. Sounds a lot like 'flat earth' economics to me.

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The Global Dollar Shortage – Palisade Research
There’s a lot here and it flies in the face of what most people believe and how they understand money.

Work Experience

Chief Economist
Sutton & Associates, LLC
January 2007 - Present (16 years 2 months)

Andy is the former Chief Market Strategist of Sutton & Associates, LLC. While the firm is no longer registered as an Investment Advisor, Andy continues to conduct research on various topics including GDP, money supply, econometric modeling, and economic indicators. He also continues to author and co-Author articles in the 'My Two Cents' series.


Moravian College
MBA (Economics)
1997 / 2002
Business Administration / Economics
Moravian College
1989 / 1994
Medical Technology / Biochemistry