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Economic Outlook
July 06, 2010 Posted by
Watching the global economy can be rather perplexing these days.

It seems you need to be up to speed on everything from Chinese wages to Greek pensions in order to understand where the global economy is headed. And for those of us over 40 (Yes, given the extreme changes in technology over the last 10 years, 40 can easily put you over the hill these days.) keeping up with a 24-hour news cycle is exhausting.
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Economic Outlook
June 29, 2010 Posted by
An interesting white paper was released last month by Fed economists looking into a decision faced by many homeowners today: when to default.
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Economic Outlook
June 22, 2010 Posted by

 Always look on the bright side of life Monty PythonAny market prognosticator worth his salt must include a gut check or play devil's advocate to avoid missing early warning signs that change is afoot. Taking this attitude with me to

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Economic Outlook
June 15, 2010 Posted by
Many eyes have been focused on the housing market over the past few years and for different reasons. To me, the importance of this sector relates directly to the strength of our economy. Housing is the "cause" and economic growth is the "effect."
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Economic Outlook
June 08, 2010 Posted by
Last week, it was reported that the economy had gained 431,000 jobs in the month of May — a decidedly shocking number any way you look at it — and the unemployment rate had dropped to 9.7 percent. Of course, naysayers are quick to point out that 411,000 of those jobs are census workers who will necessarily be let go in coming months. From my perspective, it's a good thing we are in a census year to help soften the blow of the nearly eight million jobs lost due to the current downturn, although no one believes these jobs are a long-term fix.
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Economic Outlook
June 01, 2010 Posted by
Thus far, the government's attempts to jump over the drama of the current recession have had less than spectacular results. To be sure, the American drive is alive and well, but we've hit more than a bump in the road and now everyone is scrambling for answers.
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Economic Outlook
May 26, 2010 Posted by
This week, Democratic leaders in Congress expect to pass a $190 billion "jobs" bill that includes an increase in the tax paid by venture and private equity investors. The bill as it stands would tax as ordinary income 75 percent of carried interest, essentially doubling taxation on such partnerships. This is projected to garner $18.7 billion in additional revenues for Uncle Sam at a time every dollar is desperately needed.
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Economic Outlook
May 18, 2010 Posted by
The marketplace is comprised of a multitude of opinions that are never in sync. If they were, little trading would occur as prices would reflect the level of true value as deemed by all parties.
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