The dollar is the highest in years; the minimum wage is going up in many states despite congressional inaction; and the consensus forecast for the year ahead.
Brian Ford is a Senior Vice President and Certified Financial Planner™ with RBC Wealth Management. Since October 2003, his Weekly Business Summary (a live conversation with Wayne Farrar on WCVE Public Radio) can be heard every Monday morning at 8:45 a.m. Brian reviews local, national and international financial matters and tells listeners why it is important to them.
Articles by Brian Ford
Brian Ford of RBC Wealth Management analyzes the Fed's latest codeword, 2014's top business stories and the sectors that performed the best this year.
Brian Ford of RBC Wealth Management offers his annual retelling of “‘Twas the Night Before Christmas” and analyzes a bad week in stocks and the oil price outlook.
Andy Foldenauer of RBC Wealth Management, in for Brian Ford, discusses the surging stock markets, the improving job picture and prospects for 2015.
Brian Ford of RBC Wealth Management examines the new ways shoppers are spending and the effect of dropping oil prices.
Brian Ford of RBC Wealth Management analyzes the stock markets' all-time highs and reports on this year's cost of Thanksgiving dinner.
Brian Ford of RBC Wealth Management discusses the business news, including Japan's shrinking GDP.
Analyst Brian Ford reflects on China's big gift-sending day, heady days on Wall Street and a rosy jobs report with shades of gray. (Starting November 17, Brian's report will be heard at 8:45 a.m. Mondays, with live streaming online at ideastations.org (click HD1 or HD2 stream).
Brian Ford of RBC Wealth Management discusses Wall Street's ups and downs, Social Security's modest raise and how European banks faired in stress tests.
Brian Ford of RBC Wealth Management says it may have been just a correction -- or something else.