Some Common Cents For September 4th 2015

September 7, 2015, by John Norris

Thanks to the August Employment Situation report, today was almost a damned if you do and damned if you don’t day. If the economy created “too many” jobs in August, many feared a Fed rate hike, sooner rather than later, would be a near certainty. If the economy created “too few” jobs, well, the economy was/is weaker than expected, and that isn'’t too good either. Pick your poison With that said, I am not sure...

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Some Common Cents for February 7th 2014…Some Common Cents for February 7th 2014…Some Common Cents for February 7th 2014…Some Common Cen-

February 11, 2014, by John Norris

This past Sunday was Groundhog Day. That night, I watched the remaining 30 minutes of the movie with the same name. If you have seen Groundhog Day,” you know it is a story about a lout who lives the same day, February 2nd, over and over until he gets “it right.” It is a pretty popular flick, which has entered the American English vernacular or slang. As Wikipedia aptly puts it: “The phrase "Groundhog Day"...

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Common Cents for January 18th 2013

January 23, 2013, by John Norris

This morning, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) issued a nearly invisible report: “Usual Weekly Earnings of Wage and Salary Workers: Fourth Quarter 2012.” While the markets don’t pay much attention to it, I happen to like this thing, as it sheds significant light on the true health of the economy. We can look at job growth, ISM reports, and the like. However, where the rubber meets the road, is the average American worker getting...

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