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James Byrne has been in the investment arena for 28 years. He cut his teeth on the trading desks of Wall Street in the Fixed Income Institutional Arbitrage area working on some of the largest global financial institutional sales and trading desks. Opportunity allowed a move to Kansas City ... more


Investors Awaiting Clues For Next Market Breakout Shouldn't Fret The Noise
The market sits at levels that appear fairly valued awaiting the catalyst to define the direction of the next move, higher, lower or sideways.
The Word That Describes Investors' Outlook For 2017 Is Optimism
The combination of lower taxes, responsible regulation, a repatriation of US corporate profits and stimuli could lead to S&P earnings of $140.00-$145.00. We apply a 17 P/E to come to our twelve month target range of 2380-2465 year-end target
Investors Should Stay The Course, But The Ride's Going To Get Bumpy
Theodore Roosevelt once was quoted, “In any moment of decision the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing is the wrong thing, the worst thing you can do is nothing”.
The Federal Reserve's Tough Talk Is All About The Froth
Federal reserve policy commentary along with market overview and outlook.
Investors Need To Remember All That Free Money Comes At A Cost
Severe pain doesn’t fade quickly and the memories have most likely changed behavior.
In This Market Wisdom Wins Out
America continues to repair from the bruising of the great recession and corresponding responses which still leaves us at war in three countries and an economy stumbling along at a 2% + or – rate of growth. Or is it?


Latest Comments
For Investors The Big Divergent Is Coming
6 years ago

Good morning. I agree. I believe the Fed would prefer to "normalize" rates at a gradual pace so as not to inject unnecessary volatility into the market psyche. That gradual pace has been delayed even more so by the uncertainty of the global markets problems potentially washing up on our shores. While I'd prefer no tightening until later in the year when there are clear signs of stable growth in Europe and Asia, I believe the window to hiking rates closes the closer we get to the November elections. So I think the most likely event will be a June hike followed by a December move. Again, things have to fall in line and have to live up to the low bar we've all set. +2.5-+3% GDP growth. Inflation in the neighborhood of +2%. China stated growth of +6.5%. Japan and Eurozone steady +1.5% or better along with NO BREXIT. In the case of a BREXIT all bets are off. The Fed has already told us she's taking these factors into account which means a lot more moving parts which to me points to rates being lower for longer before we're even remotely close to "normalized" rates.

Thanks again.

For Investors The Big Divergent Is Coming
6 years ago

Good day! Thanks for the response and interesting question. While the bump in borrowing costs may hit consumers in the wallet I believe on the whole the positive impact from higher interest rates for savers would far outweigh any negative impact from those higher borrowing costs. Keeping in mind any bump in borrowing costs is coming off of a historically and even generationally low base. Good question. Thanks.

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Grand Street Advisors, LLC
January 2004 - Present (18 years 10 months)
Accomplished Investment executive, wealth manager, possessing excellent communication and presentation skills with in-depth knowledge of domestic and global financial markets; focused on Asset Allocation utilizing Individual Equities, Bonds, Preferred and Convertible Stocks, REIT's, Mutual Funds and Exchange Traded Funds, Treasury Bills and Bonds and Certificates