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Obama’s Gun Control Effectiveness In The Following Charts

January 5, 2016 0 Comments
Obama’s Gun Control Effectiveness In The Following Charts

I certainly hope that he’s earning some commission on these trades… Smith & Wesson Holding Corp: Stum Ruger & Co: These are just the price movements within the last two days. Both companies are up more than 10% on the news, while the Dow and S&P are down so far. It’s been a very good […]

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Chart of the Day: Financial Development & Economic Growth

July 8, 2015 0 Comments
Chart of the Day: Financial Development & Economic Growth

There may have been a few gripes about my comments on the Greek financial sector and economic growth. I was discussing how a ‘Grexit’ would take away the ability of Greece banks to have access to the ‘lender-of-last-resort.’ This would give the financial sector access of less liquidity, which means less financial sector growth, which […]

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What Greece Wants Vs. What They Need

July 3, 2015 0 Comments
What Greece Wants Vs. What They Need

Greece joined the European Union in 1981, and officially adopted the Euro in 2001. Was allowing Greece to join a mistake? Most likely. That is probably the largest sentiment German Chancellor Angela Merkel has on Greece, has she bashes her predecessor Gerhard Schroeder for allowing such a pact to happen. This is probably because ever […]

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Greece Will Default Tomorrow

June 29, 2015 0 Comments
Greece Will Default Tomorrow

No, this isn’t a prediction. It has already been stated by a Government official that Greece will not pay the €1.6 billion owed to the IMF tomorrow. The lack of means or inability to repay the IMF effectively means that they will default, which makes the referendum all but pointless, considering Greece is having it […]

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Productivity Crashes While Labor Cost Surges In Q1 2015

May 7, 2015 1 Comment
Productivity Crashes While Labor Cost Surges In Q1 2015

What better time to elaborate on my last blog post about labor cost and productivity than to discuss the recent productivity report. We must also take the time to consider employment numbers in recent months, as all signs point to a slowdown in payroll growth. Even ADP (despite it being significantly less accurate than CES) […]

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This Chart Is Stupid…

April 29, 2015 2 Comments
This Chart Is Stupid…

I’ve talked about productivity before. I’ve also discussed wages. I’ve tried to avoid placing the two together until it was referenced. Considering that it is election season and the Democratic front is attempting to push the inequality issue, I figured that this chart would make an appearance sooner or later. Although its only one chart, […]

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Chart Of The Day: Biotech Bubbles

March 24, 2015 0 Comments
Chart Of The Day: Biotech Bubbles

In a previous entry  I discussed whether or not the stocks in the NASDAQ has returned to the norms of the previous levels in 2000, especially with tech stocks reaching new highs. While a bubble may not actually be present in Tech stocks, there is definitely a bubble in biotech stocks, without a doubt. And the […]

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Why Are College Textbooks So Expensive?

February 20, 2015 0 Comments
Why Are College Textbooks So Expensive?

Aside from the fact that tuition cost seems to increase endlessly? However, it doesn’t make sense why there is a correlation between college tuition cost and the college textbooks students use. They’re heavy, bulky (too fat in the age of digital books), and they’re out of date as soon as you print them, which means […]

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Consumer Prices Falls To 6 Year Lows

January 16, 2015 0 Comments
Consumer Prices Falls To 6 Year Lows

Oh no, the world is actually coming to an end. Prices, compared to the levels they were a month ago, are actually falling. This has happened for the second straight month. Again, falling prices are usually synonymous with deflation and economist/market analyst are trying to avoid deflation like the plague. After all, why would consumers actually […]

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First Plunging Wages, Now Falling Retail Sales

January 14, 2015 1 Comment
First Plunging Wages, Now Falling Retail Sales

Great recovery we have going on here. The economy keeps creating all of these jobs, and yet, wage growth keeps slowing. On top of this, retail sales dropped a whopping 0.9%, which is much larger than the -0.1% estimated. Notice the overall trend:  Of course, the largest drop was in Gasoline Stations. However, even when […]

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