Category Archives: unemployment

“A Recession is Ahead” – or so “they” keep telling me

A friend of mine and a reader of my blog spoke to me recently about the coming recession.  He thought “moving assets to cash” would be the right thing to do. We hear much about “fake news” in the political … 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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Looks Like a Lousy Friday in the Markets

For those following the markets these days, investing retirement, the people I typically write for, get ready for what looks like another awful day. The precipitating event today may be the jobs report for August which came out this morning. … 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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