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Why the ‘Yuge’ Stock Market Selloff?

Popular Economics Weekly The quick answer is that too much money is chasing too few stocks, believe it or not. The record low interest rates—the 10-year treasury yield just dropped back to 2.75 percent from 2.85 percent before Friday’s selloff—is … Continue reading

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Treasury Yield Curve Too Flat, As Fed’s Raise Interest Rate

Popular Economics Weekly The Federal Reserve FOMC meeting ended with the predicted 0.25 percent rate hike; but it’s happening at the wrong time.  This is the rate that controls credit card interest and the Prime Lending Rate banks use on … Continue reading

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Factory Orders, Business Investment Rising at the Right Time

Popular Economics Weekly The US Dollar’s decline against foreign currencies, mostly due to geopolitical worries such as N. Korea’s nuclear intentions, is already helping the manufacturing sector with a sharp rise in factory orders. This will be aided by Hurricanes … Continue reading

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Cheaper Dollar Will Help Job Growth

Popular Economics Weekly The U.S. Dollar is falling due to a number of factors. And this will boost the export of manufactured goods, as our goods will now be cheaper overseas. It will hurt imports, which become more expensive (even … Continue reading

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A Gangbusters Jobs Report Tomorrow?

Financial FAQs It looks like tomorrow’s unemployment report could be the best of the New Year.  That’s because ADP’s February private payroll estimate is 298,000, a yuge number. This would make tomorrow’s jobs report the biggest gain since October 2015 … Continue reading

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2017 Manufacturing Off To Good Start

Popular Economics Weekly What is happening with manufacturing? The ISM manufacturing index jumped 1.7 points in February to a 57.7 level that beats the consensus by 1.3 points. This is the strongest rate of monthly growth in composite activity since … Continue reading

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Trump Voters and The Drug Epidemic

Popular Economics Weekly Why should so many rust-belt citizens vote for President-Elect Donald Trump, who is patently against the interest of working class voters? I am speaking of his promise to revoke Obamacare, which will make the 20-30 million dependent … Continue reading

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