A couple of sets of brand new poll results from Gallup show how increasingly difficult it has become for Americans to achieve any real financial security — for the first time since 2012 they are now worse off financially than a year ago and they still think stocks are a bad idea.
The RecessionALERT monthly U.S Leading Growth Index (USMLI) is an index that attempts to capture future (6-9 months) U.S economic growth. The USMLI posted a modest rise in November, after 5 months of declines, pointing to an improved outlook for economic growth.
Since 2005, housing has swung from one side of the pendulum to the other and since 2010 has begun a slow and gradual healing process. Housing is now adding to GDP growth and replenishing state and local government coffers through higher property taxes and leading to an improvement in consumer sentiment.
It’s not clear who was the first to suggest that a good definition of insanity is “To do the same thing over and over and expect different results,” but that definition has a certain ring of truth. Albert Einstein is alleged to have...
It has been a bit of a bumpy ride for stocks as we kick off the New Year, however, it hasn't been a real disaster either. Of course, you wouldn't know that by the hand wringing and whining going on with mainstream analysts and portfolio managers.
As the world slowly transitions away from energy based on burning hydrocarbons, from coal and oil to natural gas, the main problem after start-up costs that have hobbled a further acceptance of renewable energy sources has been...
For the last 10 trading days (two calendar weeks) the Dow Industrials have been trapped in a tight trading range. In Dow Theory parlance this is called a “line”. The longer this line progresses the more technically significant the breakout trend will be for savvy traders to exploit.
China's policymakers have been working to shift their economic model towards consumption, and away from excess investment spending. An explosion in lending is beginning to saddle China with the same problems that have plagued other debt-ridden nations.