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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Some Common Cents for March 20th 2015

March 20, 2015, by John Norris

This week, a friend forwarded an article by Porter Stansberry to me. In case the name isn’t familiar, Stansberry is a financial commentator who made a lot of hay a few years ago by predicting the impending bankruptcies of GM, Fannie Mae, and Freddie Mac. In truth, folks had been discussing GM’s inevitable restructuring for years, and the question wasn’t whether Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac’s balance sheets were upside down; the question was whether...

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