Some Common Cents for February 12th 2016

February 12, 2016, by John Norris

Although China has been in the headlines, it seems people the most worried about future US economic growth are increasingly focused on two things: 1) the strength of the dollar relative to other major trading currencies, and; 2) low energy prices. Apparently, folks no longer believe we can simply import and consume our way to prosperity. Further, low energy prices are causing all kinds of havoc for any number of people (and countries) who have...

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Don’t stress over state of economy

January 13, 2016, by John Norris

After one week of 2016, I am beginning to wonder: Happy New Year? As I told a client, it is much easier to make a worst case scenario for the global economy than a best case one. However, in the next breath, I told them the sun was going to rise in the east the next morning, whether we liked it or not. If it didn’t, the stock market would be about the last thing...

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