Archive for February, 2015

Rand Paul Wants To Audit The Fed. For Reals…

February 11, 2015 0 Comments
Rand Paul Wants To Audit The Fed. For Reals…

In 2009, a certain Republican/Libertarian Congressman from Texas introduced a bill called Federal Reserve Transparency Act of 2009, also known as the ‘Audit The Fed’ bill. The bill does exactly what it is intended to do: audit the Federal Reserve banking system. What exactly are they hoping for the audit to reveal? They wish to […]

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Beveridge Curve Shows The Economy In Perpetual Abyss

February 11, 2015 1 Comment
Beveridge Curve Shows The Economy In Perpetual Abyss

Today, we’ve seen the latest JOLTS report for the month of December, showing that there were 5 million job openings in December. This was the highest level of job openings since January 2001. Along with the number of job openings, JOLTS also counts the level of hires and separations (which includes layoffs, voluntary quits and […]

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Did The BLS Forget To Count Job Losses In The Energy Sector?

February 10, 2015 1 Comment
Did The BLS Forget To Count Job Losses In The Energy Sector?

For months we’ve been getting reports about how the plunge in oil prices was a net-positive for consumers, not so much for people who work in the energy sector. We’ve had research from organizations such as the Manhattan Institute and The Perryman group regarding the plug in oil prices, and how states such as Texas would be […]

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Multiple Jobholders On The Rise

February 9, 2015 3 Comments
Multiple Jobholders On The Rise

I think this is interesting to note when considering growth of the labor market. I always say that you should always consider wage growth when evaluating labor market growth. For that reason, I say that looking at multiple jobholders is a good indicator of determining trends in future labor market growth. It is actually important […]

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Average Hourly Earnings Surged in January… It Probably Won’t Last

February 6, 2015 2 Comments
Average Hourly Earnings Surged in January… It Probably Won’t Last

The economy has been making strong additions month after month in the area of job gains, reaching the 12th straight month of over 200,000 jobs created in a month. That is the most traction the economy has seen in over a decade. Of course, this recovery is incomplete unless we look at the wage growth […]

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Radio Shack Files For Bankruptcy

February 5, 2015 0 Comments
Radio Shack Files For Bankruptcy

I called it… Radio Shack is about that Chapter 11 lyfe, now… — Andre (@Hedgology) February 2, 2015 Then again, I wasn’t the only one. The credit markets have been assuming this one for at least a year. Not that I ever purchased or bought anything from RadioShack frequently, but others have some found memories […]

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Greece: Between Tsipras, The ECB and a Hard Place

February 4, 2015 0 Comments
Greece: Between Tsipras, The ECB and a Hard Place

I haven’t had much time to write about this one, but most people are already aware of the economic and fiscal problems the nation of Greece has been having for years. Its unsustainable level of debt (more than 170% of GDP) and a lackluster economy that makes Americans pretty fortunate to have the problems they […]

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‘Boy Next Door:’ Movie Review

February 4, 2015 0 Comments
‘Boy Next Door:’ Movie Review

You can probably never see a single trailer or read a single review and still tell what this film is about. A boy next door (obviously) and a girl who ends up falling for him. Except strip out all of the romance and transform this cliche into an even bigger cliche, involving an obsessive   […]

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The Clinton Family Is Having A Bad Day…

February 3, 2015 0 Comments
The Clinton Family Is Having A Bad Day…

Apparently, having a famous politician in the family doesn’t make you invincible. Despite having Hillary and Bill Clinton as a father/mother in law, and having a prominent Goldman Sachs banker in your corner, things just don’t seem to be working out too well for Marc Mezvinsky, the husband of Chelsea Clinton. Marc Mezvinsky’s New York […]

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Where Is This Gasoline Savings Going?

February 3, 2015 1 Comment
Where Is This Gasoline Savings Going?

I think this is probably the fifth time that I’ve already disproven the notion that lower prices at the gas station doesn’t necessarily translate to greater consumer spending across the economy. Again, while its true that consumer spending is growing at the fast rate in over 8 years, making larger contributions to GDP, much of […]

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