Category Archives: employment

I think we can say “goodbye” to interest rates as low as we’ve had for so long

Happy Thanksgiving, my friends.  I hope you will enjoy this wonderful day that arrives but once each year and leaves some of us, like me, wondering why we don’t live with a spirit of thanksgiving every day of the year.  … Continue reading

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Oh! That Employment Report.

It’s hard to imagine any one who follows economics who is not by now aware – or even horrified – over last Friday’s May employment number of a measly 38,000 net new jobs. Yikes! What does one make of this?  … Continue reading

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Oh, there’s pain in the markets

For investors these days, the words of Thomas Pine come to mind: “These are the times that try men’s souls.” They sure do, Tom. Since yesterday’s Federal Reserve decision not to raise interest rates a measly quarter-of-a-percent — from about … Continue reading

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More News on the News

Last time I wrote I was struck by the dour news coming out of China, Greece, and Puerto Rico. Last week, in response to that bad news, markets ROSE smartly. Markets do that. China is no better.  Greece’s government is … Continue reading

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Employment is getting better.

Every Thursday in these here United States of America, we get a report – more an estimate – from the U.S. Dept. of Labor on state unemployment filings.  It is only once a month that we get a report on … Continue reading

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