Monthly Archives: August 2018

CHECKLIST: Buy Tesla or Not?

In 2007, before the financial crises with real estate prices and stock values increasing, I purchased a new car. For fifteen years prior to this point, I had been a loyal, satisfied Lexus car owner and driver. As my Lexus … Continue reading

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#Inflation #Deflation

Consumer price changes, depending on which side you are on, buyer or seller, was both good and bad over the past year. Overall, U.S. inflation, as measured by the Consumer Price Index, rose 2.9%. For energy producers, the 26% rise … Continue reading

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Q2-2018 Productivity increased at a 2.9% annual rate, the highest growth rate since Q2-2015.

#PositiveNews Q2-2018 Productivity increased at a 2.9% annual rate, the highest growth rate since Q2-2015. The two most important criteria for economic growth, in my opinion, are employment expansion and productivity. Productivity growth, at 2.9%, stands well above its 1.1% … Continue reading

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Which industries are paying the most bucks? Healthcare is #1, and Software Engineering #2.

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Unemployment Claims On A Downward Slope

#PositiveNews Since the great financial crises ended in June 2009, the U.S. economy has added 17,890,000 jobs. In today’s initial unemployment claims report,  218,000 workers filed for unemployment income, this is considerably lower than the >245,000 weekly filers at the … Continue reading

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Will this August be any different?

#August hasn’t been very hot for investors: since 1945, and 2000, the hashtag DJIA posted average price losses of -.26%, and -.79%, respectively and was down for the month 44% of the time. Since the ’09 bull market began the results … Continue reading

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