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  1. The Fed’s Morphine Drip

    Headlines

    Mon, 20 Apr 2015

    and prolonged administration will both delay genuine recovery and increase addiction levels. All of which all applies to our economy and stock market. The Fed’s chair, Janet Yellen, is in a self-congratulatory mood right now. She seemingly pulled off a very neat threading of the needle

  2. A Rate Hike in 2015?

    Headlines

    Wed, 15 Apr 2015

    final point is that we see little risk of the Fed making a “policy mistake” by tightening so much that it damages the US economy . To the extent that this was a concern of some market participants, there may be a compression in risk premium as it becomes

  3. Not-So-Great Expectations: Why Real Interest Rates Won’t Soar

    Headlines

    Wed, 15 Apr 2015

    extended period of low rates appeared to be just the fuel our economy needed to stoke the engine of growth and put more people to ..... greater willingness to spend rather than save and invest. Our economy is characterized by slow growth, unsatisfactory employment, and a

  4. Job Prospects Pick Up for (Some) College Grads

    Video Reports

    Sat, 11 Apr 2015

    I believe it was the social sciences and architecture that seem to be lagging? Carnevale: There are realities in the American economy that weren't there decades ago. And that is, there was a time when college was just the preferred pathway to get a

    american economy found at 1:18

    architecture that seem to be lagging? Carnevale: There are realities in the American economy that weren't there decades ago. And that is, there was a time when college was just the preferred pathway to get a
  5. Getting a Read on Today's Economy

    Video Reports

    Mon, 6 Apr 2015

    created a lot more new jobs. I think the tailwinds to the American economy include restored incomes on the part of those people who ..... Democrats both seem to think has merit. And in order to keep our economy vital in the long run, I think it's something we really

    american economy found at 21:18

    created a lot more new jobs. I think the tailwinds to the American economy include restored incomes on the part of those people who are back at work; the fact that deleveraging at the household level
  6. From Barron’s, March 16, 2015 (Part 2)

    Commentary

    Sat, 14 Mar 2015

    market should have 10-15% correction in Spring, Summer or Fall, according to Zulauf . The dilemma for the Fed is that the US economy is relatively closed [ it has less currency dependence ] and can tolerate an early rate hike, but the US financial market is more

  7. Why Is 2% Inflation Our Goal?

    Headlines

    Wed, 11 Mar 2015

    another reason to keep ZIRP-ing along, meaning zero interest rate policy. At the same time, the Fed can claim that the American economy is booming, even though it’s a pretty weak boom. The other key BLS statistic reported was the revised gross domestic

  8. When Economic Beliefs Clash

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    Mon, 9 Mar 2015

    regularly. That’s where you must hold two opposing beliefs in your mind. Obviously, the result is bad. When applied to our economy , it’s really bad. Social psychologist Leon Festinger believed that humans strive for internal consistency, and that two

  9. The Great Monetary Expansion

    Headlines

    Fri, 6 Mar 2015

    snap. When the economy shrank by 2.1 percent in the first quarter of 2014, investors debated the fundamentals of the American economy . Of course, the economic soft patch of early 2014 proved temporary and the economy quickly regained momentum upon the

  10. US Economy Added 295000 Jobs in February, but Wages Continued to Lag

    Commentary

    Fri, 6 Mar 2015

    This is not a post on this morning's employment report which the subject addresses. Rather it is a comment one astute analyst made about consumer REAL income on CNBC's coverage of the employment report. The analyst is Jim Paulsen from the Twin Cities who has been right on in his forecasts for the

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