Monthly Archives: September 2016

GDP Grew 1.4 Percent in the Second Quarter

Postive News! Q2 #GDP grew at a revised 1.4%, higher than the 1.1% estimate, lifted by consumer spending & bus. fixed investment. http://bit.ly/2cE5Oyp

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Housing Starts and the S&P 500

Housing Starts and the S&P 500 index 10 year correlation. https://lnkd.in/eSG7xfM

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A closer look at market volatility

There have been rumblings lately pertaining to the market’s daily movement of greater than 1% volatility. 173 trading days into the year the DJIA is showing the signs of investor jitters. But there have been only 7 days with the … Continue reading

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Is lack of income growth the “real political issue” for Americans in this 2016 presidential election? #StagnantWages

Is lack of income growth the “real political issue” for Americans in this 2016 presidential election? When you drill down and take a closer look at household income the past 20 years, it is disturbing. Here’s the data provided by … Continue reading

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Does where you live affect your income?

How much income is your household earning? From the looks of this chart, where you live seems to matter. Source: Census Bureau – http://bit.ly/2camj2O

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Employment Growth by Industry – August 2016

A closer look at the month of August’s job growth by industry in the private sector. Education and health care topped the list +39,000 new hires, while construction and manufacturing cut 6,000 and 14,000 employees respectively.

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Job Growth Falls Short of Estimates

Job growth increased by 151,000 in August, well again of its 91,000 average since the business cycle expansion began Jun 2009. Stock and bond futures have initially reacted positively on the report, on the assumption that the Federal Reserve will … Continue reading

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S&P 500 Peters Out in August

S&P 500 monthly price changes for 2016. January started the year off on a sour note, -5.1%. March rallied the troops with the index gaining 6.6%. August petered out as usual -.1%; in fact, since WWII the 8th month has … Continue reading

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