Hale Stewart

About the Author Hale Stewart

Hale Stewart spent 5 years as a bond broker in the late 1990s before returning to law school in the early 2000s. He is currently a tax lawyer in Houston, Texas. He has an LLM from the Thomas Jefferson School of Law in domestic and international taxation where he graduated Magna Cum Laude and is also a Chartered Asset Manager, Chartered Wealth Manager and Chartered Trust and Estate Planner from the American Academy of Financial Management. He is the author of the book US Captive Insurance Law. You can read him daily at the Bonddad blog (www.bonddad.blogspot.com).

VelocityShares 3x Long Crude ETN (UWTI): Gas Prices Set To Drive Inflation Over Fed’s Target

By New Deal Democrat In case you hadn’t already noticed, that big decline in gas prices you saw at the pump has come …

Valero Energy Corporation’s (VLO) Earnings Miss Creates A Buying Opportunity

According to the Finviz.com website, there are 29 companies in the oil and gas refining industry.

Wall Street: It’s Difficult to See Meaningful Rally Taking Hold

The market needs two things to maintain its current upward momentum: stronger economic growth and solid top-line revenue increases. Unfortunately, this week’s news …

iShares MSCI Brazil Index (ETF) (EWZ): Represents Tremendous Opportunity, But Also Uncertainty

Brazil is in the middle of a very serious political crisis along with a terrtible economic situation. Yet the weekly chart of the …

We Might Be in Recession as Early as Q4 of This Year

By New Deal Democrat Several months ago, I made a qualified forecast for continued growth in the second half of 2016. On Friday, …

November Jobs Report: Enough for the Fed to Raise Rates

By New Deal Democrat Headlines: 211,000 jobs added to the economy U3 unemployment rate unchanged at 5.0% With the expansion firmly established, the …

Can The Fed Pull Back Its Rate Hike Plans?

By New Deal democrat For the last month in my “Weekly Indicators” column, I have been writing about an intensified deflationary pulse in …

The Slower Growth Scenario is Now Firmly Planted in the Market’s Thinking

The OECD is the latest organization to issue a report with downward global growth projections: Global growth has eased to around 3% this …

The ‘Underpants Gnomes’ Theory of How the US Will Import A Global Recession

By New Deal Democrat It used to be said that “When America sneezes, the world catches a cold.” Sometime later this century, maybe …

As The Global Slowdown Continues, More Pressure on Higher Priced New Homes Will Also Continue

By New Deal Democrat Two of my best accomplishments over the 10+ years I have been blogging are calling the top of the …