Some Common Cents for December 4th 2015

December 4, 2015, by John Norris

If I didn’t already have gray hair, mostly white actually, the events of the last several months would have caused that train to leave the station. I have been doing this line of work for a pretty long time, and there have been few times as confounding as these have been. Nothing much has changed in regards to overall economic activity and broad macroeconomic forecasts. However, the markets have been all over the place; hanging,...

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Some Common Cents for April 4th 2014

April 7, 2014, by John Norris

Ah, the first Friday of the month. That can only mean one thing: the Employment Situation report. What will it tell us about the strength of the US economy? Are employers adding jobs, or cutting them? Is the American worker making more or less money than they were? Oh, the data embedded in the roughly 40 page report! And how the investment industry analyzes the stew out of it! Two words: good times. I don't...

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