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1. SEC's "Seesaw" Explanation Of Interest Rates A Good Device That Advisors Can Use In Client Communication
(Matching tags: US investing,client education,marketing,U.S. economy)
The Securities and Exchange Commission's recent investor alert comparing the inverse relationship between bonds and interest rates to a seesaw is a simple but effective device. The New York Times used ...
Monday, July 22, 2013
Some of the biggest global banter is the threat of a currency war. Rather than a real threat, the phrase is being misused as the moniker for a debate on how developed countries will grow out of their ...
Friday, February 22, 2013
In the ten years ended in 2010, investments in the BRIC countries (Brazil, Russia, China, India) returned 484%.   Now, the emerging markets’ iconic group is falling off the radar. The ...
Monday, February 11, 2013
The Fed’s bond-buying program broke the $3 trillion mark for the first time as it implemented its open-ended bond purchasing program. Total Fed assets grew by $48 billion this week on January 23. ...
Friday, January 25, 2013
5. Retail Sales Showed Strength At The End Of 2012 And Also Were Revised Upward For November
(Matching tags: economic indicators,Economic Outlook,U.S. economy)
In the final analysis, retail sales did not disappoint at the end of 2012. They rose .5%, the largest gain in three months.   Sales also rose in November more than previously thought with ...
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
The reinvigoration of the housing market is also spurring truck sales. Both Chrysler and GM are seeing a rebound in a market that has struggled to gain traction for the last four years.   Home ...
Thursday, January 10, 2013
President Obama on Sunday implored Congress to act in the next 48 hours to avert the sharp tax increases and benefit cuts scheduled to take effect beginning on Tuesday, but there were indications that ...
Sunday, December 30, 2012
It may be too late for the fiscal cliff effect to be avoided for the economy. Consumers and businesses are becoming increasingly uncertain about economic prospects as a result of failed negotiations. ...
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
House Speaker John Boehner’s Plan B faced such a rebellion in the Republican ranks, the Speaker pulled the vote scheduled for the afternoon.   Mr. Boehner then unexpectedly suspended the ...
Friday, December 21, 2012
The economic recovery is over—many economists think the economy should turn in a more normal performance during 2013.   The news is both good and bad. The likelihood of another recession ...
Monday, December 17, 2012
The unemployment rate has dropped unexpectedly to 7.7%, the lowest rate since December 2008.   146,000 new jobs were added, dashing concerns that Superstorm Sandy may have been a drag on employment. ...
Friday, December 07, 2012
The housing crisis proved that the secondary mortgage market is broken. The government is still involved in nine out of every 10 transactions.   The government bailout of Fannie Mae and Freddie ...
Friday, December 07, 2012
Hurricane Sandy and uncertainty about looming tax increases and spending cuts are putting a drag on third quarter growth in gross domestic product (GDP) reported last week.   The 2.7% growth ...
Monday, December 03, 2012
The US is undergoing a shale-energy revolution. That revolution apparently is difficult to export to other countries and places the US in a distinct advantage.
Monday, December 03, 2012
Gross domestic product (GDP) for the third quarter 2012 was revised upward to 2.7% for the third quarter from a previously reported gain of 2%.   The fiscal cliff and aftereffects from Superstorm ...
Thursday, November 29, 2012
The Fed’s Beige Book report said consumer demand and housing offset a slowdown in manufacturing and the drag on the economy resulting from Superstorm Sandy.
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
17. Economic Outlook Over The Next Decade Improves In More Americans' Eyes
(Matching tags: economy,Economic Outlook,U.S. economy)
The number of Americans becoming bullish on the economic outlook over the next decade increased after the election on November 6.   The monthly Bloomberg consumer expectations gauge for November ...
Friday, November 23, 2012
Fed chief Ben Bernanke said if Congress can come to an agreement on ways to reduce the deficit, it would remove impediments to economic growth.
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Gross domestic product in Europe declined .1% in the third quarter, sending the Eurozone area into recession for the second time in four years.   The decline came after a .2% contraction in ...
Thursday, November 15, 2012
The US will overtake Saudi Arabia as a major producer of oil within the next decade. This will make the world’s largest fuel consumer practically self-reliant and on track to become a net exporter. ...
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
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