Thu, 23 Jul 2015
It's difficult for the human mind to compute the benefits of saving for tomorrow versus consuming today.
Several opposing factors were at play in January's retail sales report, but a broader view suggests consumers are still hanging in there, says Morningstar's Bob Johnson .
Morningstar's Bob Johnson puts the $85 billion of spending cuts into short- and long-term perspective.
February's retail sales report showed that despite the payroll tax and higher gas prices , the consumer appears to be resilient right now, says Morningstar's Bob Johnson .
February's better-than-expected jobs report highlights the possibility that the Fed could end its expansionary policy as soon as this year, says Morningstar's Bob Johnson .
Morningstar director of economic analysis Bob Johnson addresses recent sluggishness in the economy and makes the case for better growth in the second half of the year.
Lower gas prices , an improving job market, and other factors should spur consumers to open their wallets, says Morningstar's Bob Johnson .
Fed fixation, slow growth, dollar dilemmas, and overheated markets topped the list of key topics in our opening conference panel, featuring Morningstar's Bob Johnson , Susan Schmidt of Mesirow Financial, and Northern Trust's Carl Tannenbaum.
The U.S. government's contribution to GDP and the labor market will continue to shift going forward, says Morningstar's Bob Johnson .
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