Thu, 23 Jul 2015
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Friday's job report is unlikely to show that the payroll tax-cut expiration has thrown off the job market's slow but steady recovery, says Morningstar's Bob Johnson .
Morningstar's Bob Johnson assesses the impact of the FOMC's stimulus program so far and stacks up the Fed's growth and employment expectations against his own.
In Session 1 of the 2013 Morningstar Individual Investor Conference, Northern Trust's Katie Nixon, Charlie Bobrinskoy of Ariel, and Morningstar's Bob Johnson tackle today's macro questions on government policy, economic growth, inflation, and more.
Signs point to softer March employment numbers once again for Friday's jobs report, but Morningstar's Bob Johnson says it's part of a consistent slow and steady growth trend.
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 .
Last month's employment numbers showed a continued, steady improvement, but they weren't so strong that the Fed will feel forced to taper its easing programs, says Morningstar's Bob Johnson .
Morningstar's Bob Johnson gives his take on recent disappointing retail and housing data, as well as higher gasoline prices and Fed stimulus worries.
With economic growth stuck at 2%, jobs growth in July will likely slow from June's upbeat number to something closer to the 12-month average, says Morningstar's Bob Johnson .
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