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  1. A (Jackson) Hole Lot of Nothing

    Headlines

    Mon, 18 Aug 2014

    of growth in the US. In the first half of the year, the US economy expanded at a paltry 1% rate. Underneath the disappointing ..... Fed is inherently limited in what it can do to bolster the US economy . It cannot invest in capital projects, buy real assets

  2. From Barron’s, August 18, 2014 (Part 2)

    Commentary

    Sat, 16 Aug 2014

    reasonable and sensible immigration policies . Immigrants have made important contributions to the US and the immigration policy should focus on the benefits to the US economy . All links mentioned are open today.

  3. The Dollar Is in Danger

    Headlines

    Tue, 12 Aug 2014

    that the dollar is the world’s reserve currency. But that privileged perch is increasingly shaky, and if it vanishes, our economy will suffer. Just as English is the closest we come to an internationally accepted language, the dollar is a common denominator

  4. Transforming Finance: Lending Club's IPO

    Headlines

    Mon, 4 Aug 2014

    common. They are all information based businesses that have been displaced by the internet. Looking back at the story of the US economy during the turn of the century and most people will agree that the dominant trend will be the internet disrupting large

  5. From Barron’s, July 21, 2014 (Part 1)

    Commentary

    Sat, 19 Jul 2014

    rally. Several European yields were at record lows and the US 10-yr was at a 13-mo low – this in the face of improving US economy , the coming end of QE in October and possible rate hikes in a year or so. China has been adding to its Treasury holdings

  6. Lack of Corporate Hubris Means Elongated Cycle

    Headlines

    Fri, 18 Jul 2014

    The S&P 500® Index is an unmanaged, capitalization-weighted index designed to measure the performance of the broad US economy through changes in the aggregate market value of 500 stocks representing all major industries.

  7. New Morningstar Analyst Report for Hub Group Inc

    Stock Reports

    Fri, 18 Jul 2014

    10 largest providers. Like most transportation and logistics firms, Hub is highly exposed to the health of the North American economy because it serves industrial and retail end markets. Also, its intermodal operations are subject to the service quality

  8. New Morningstar Analyst Report for International Game Technology

    Stock Reports

    Wed, 16 Jul 2014

    an extended period of relatively weak gaming machine demand as one of the most prominent risks IGT faces. If the North American economy were to slide into another downturn, the firm's customers may ratchet back their already conservative purchasing demand

  9. China GDP Grows 7.5% in Second Quarter

    Commentary

    Wed, 16 Jul 2014

    that China would grow significantly less than this in Q2; LINK . It has direct and indirect effects that will affect the US economy and markets. Some expcerpts. Stronger fixed-asset investment and industrial output in the June data provided further evidence

  10. 2Q 2014 Smead Capital Shareholder Letter: You’re Portfolio’s Enemies

    Headlines

    Tue, 15 Jul 2014

    Fearful Investors, from our perspective, are afraid the US economy will never grow at 3% or greater per year and that China ..... years could be one of the greatest eras in the history of the US economy . We see a coming boom in marriages, babies, car-buying

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