Economics

Tech Stocks Falter Until Powell Speaks Up

Tech Stocks Falter Until Powell Speaks Up

Hedge fund managers that railed against the Reddit-fueled stock surge last month were probably not so livid when one man sent stocks soaring yesterday. Tech stocks and wider markets recovered from an early-morning thrashing Tuesday after Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome…

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U.S. Jobs Market Grabbed by the Blue Collar

U.S. Jobs Market Grabbed by the Blue Collar

During the pandemic, a large chasm has emerged in the fortunes of those able to work from home and those who cannot. That pandemic trend is beginning to level out. Employment in residential construction, package delivery, and warehousing is now…

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IMF Says U.S., China Will Lead Pandemic Comeback

Yesterday The International Monetary Fund published a decidedly upbeat outlook for the global economy. The IMF now projects global GDP to bounce back by 5.5% this year, up from the last forecast of 5.2% last fall. Meticulous vs. Stimulus Last…

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Biden’s First 100 Days

Biden’s First 100 Days

Republic or Democrat, there is one thing all Americans can agree on: Joe Biden has his work cut out from him after he is sworn in as president today. Let’s dig into what the Biden administration is focused on. The…

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China Bests Economic Rivals Despite Worst Year Since Mao

China Bests Economic Rivals Despite Worst Year Since Mao

This should come as a surprise to no one: when the final tally is complete, the global economy will have shrunk by just over 4% last year. Yesterday China published its annual GDP figures revealing it is the exception to…

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New Year, New Upside

New Year, New Upside

Just over one century ago the world was suffering through the Spanish Flu, one of the deadliest pandemics in history. But once the pain subsided in the spring of 1920, a decade of social and economic opulence – now known…

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Congress Reaches A Deal on Coronavirus Stimulus

Congress Reaches A Deal on Coronavirus Stimulus

With the vaccine rollout underway and today being the Winter solstice, there is light at the end of the 2020 tunnel. Last night Democrats and Republicans agreed to a $900 billion stimulus deal to push the U.S. through the home…

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Housing is Humming

Housing is Humming

The mortgage market is on fire, but for some, the fervor is bringing back painful memories. Americans are on track to take more mortgages this year than even in the period leading up to the 2008 financial crisis. Mortgage Madhouse…

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The Fed vs. Steven Mnuchin

The Fed vs. Steven Mnuchin

It’s easy to be popular when you’re handing out billions in free money. But that reality also works in reverse. The Fed, along with nearly everyone else in the world of finance, is concerned the Treasury Secretary has prematurely terminated…

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Bloomberg Brings Together The Big Shots

Bloomberg Brings Together The Big Shots

Bloomberg Media’s “New Economy Forum” kicked off on Monday. The four-day event, a veritable who’s who of global business leaders and political juggernauts, is being held virtually for the first time (a letdown for attendees more accustomed to mountain town…

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