Articles by Nick Massey

About Nick Massey

Nick Massey is a retired financial advisor and CFP, and former President of Massey Financial Services. He can be reached at

Is the bond market anticipating inflation?

By Nick Massey | April 6, 2021

There has been a considerable amount of talk lately about potential higher inflation coming, and the anticipation of that has been reflected in the bond market. In early 2020, before any of us had ever heard the word Covid or Pandemic, the yield on the U.S. 10 year Treasury bond was approximately 1.75 percent. As…

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Lessons on short selling

By Nick Massey | March 2, 2021

As I write this (February 5, 2021), much of the recent news has been about the big hedge funds suffering big losses due to the little guys’ collective buying power. You can say that it is a little bit of a David vs. Goliath story, and everybody is rooting for David. By the time this…

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What happens to tax rates now?

By Nick Massey | February 2, 2021

Finally! The elections are over. Whether you liked the outcome or not, most people are relieved it’s over. Hopefully, we can soon go back to focusing on other problems. The million-dollar question now (or should I say the trillion-dollar question) is what will be the impact on taxes? While much of that remains to be…

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What happens to all the empty office space?

By Nick Massey | January 5, 2021

Now that we have been dealing with the COVID-19 global pandemic for almost a year, we’re starting to see a disturbing office space usage pattern. This could have profound implications on commercial real estate values in the future. I don’t claim to be any kind of real estate expert, but logic, supply, and demand calculations…

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Post-election market thoughts

By Nick Massey | December 1, 2020

I try not to get too political in my commentaries and prefer to stick with economics, demographics, and the effects of all that on the markets. But this time I need to stray a little bit. For those whose political leanings are far to the left or right, I’m not trying to start a fight…

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Is inflation heating up now?

By Nick Massey | November 3, 2020

There has been a lot of talk lately about inflation coming back with a vengeance because of Congress’s stimulus spending and money printing by the Federal Reserve. Gold has been heating up again, and the “gold bugs” are just about salivating. You can tell something is going on because of the significant increase in gold…

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Risking it all with Vern

By Nick Massey | October 6, 2020

He was dealt four great cards. The jackpot depended on the next card. But before it was dealt, a shot was fired out in Nuttal & Mann’s Saloon in 1876, and Wild Bill Hickok hit the floor, dead from a gunshot to the back of the head. His four cards – aces and eights –…

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Future baby booms — or busts

By Nick Massey | September 1, 2020

As some of you know, I have always been a student of demographic trends and the effect on birth rates and future consumer spending.  It was no accident that the baby boom generation drove consumer spending to unheard of heights as we all moved through various stages of life. While we’re all familiar with that story,…

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Local business owner to retire as City Councilman

By Nick Massey | August 11, 2020

I have had the honor of serving as the City of Edmond Ward 4 City Councilman since March 2012, and as Mayor Pro-Tem since May 2019. I wanted to share some news with you about a decision I made earlier this year. Many have known that I was not going to run for re-election for my…

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Market outlook differences between boomers and millennials

By Nick Massey | August 4, 2020

As you might imagine, I do quite a lot of reading every day. I try to share it with my readers when I see an idea that catches my eye. I try to understand what’s really going on and how people feel about what is going on. It’s important to know the trends and narratives that are…

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