Economic Recovery

Following a period of protracted decline in economic activity, a recovery occurs when business activity is increasing. This is viewed primarily with increases in Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and employment levels. As businesses increase their sales and are more confident about future activity, they hire more people. The new hires are more confident about their future and spend a portion of their income on business, and the cycle continues. The stock market usually leads an economic recovery, because stock investors look to the future. If investors see an economic recovery 12 months from now, they will start to accumulate shares in companies that will benefit.

What Economic Growth? One-Third of Americans Say They Are Now Poorer

By Wednesday, July 29, 2015
Economic growthAccording to a Gallup survey, 51% of Americans say that they are in the middle or upper-middle class. Between 2000 and 2008, an average of 61% of Americans identified themselves to be in middle and upper-middle class. (Source: Gallup, April 28, 2015.) In the survey, the percentage of Americans identifying themselves as working or lower.

U.S. Retail Sales Jump in May

By Thursday, June 11, 2015
Economic Recovery ImminentRetail sales jumped in May, suggesting the U.S. economic recovery is picking up momentum. On Thursday, June 11, the Census Bureau reported better-than-expected retail and food services sales. For the month of May, total retail and food service sales came in at $444.9 billion, representing a 2.7% increase compared to same time last .

Ireland Earns A+ by S&P as Economic Recovery Takes Hold

By Monday, June 8, 2015
S&P Upgrades IrelandRating agency Standard & Poor’s (S&P) raised Ireland’s credit rating for a second time in six months, this time from A from A+, as the country’s economic recovery continues. (Source: The Wall Street Journal, June 5, 2015.) On Friday June 5, 2015, S&P cited the country’s narrowing fiscal deficit, strong growth,.

Three Statistics That Say No Economic Growth Yet

By Friday, January 23, 2015
ECB Money PrintingLook at any newspaper or watch any financial news channel and you will hear someone saying the U.S. economy is growing. To prove their point, they will refer to gross domestic product (GDP) figures and unemployment data. Yes, the GDP numbers and the unemployment picture do look better, but our economy is still in very big trouble. U.S. .

Why These “Payroll” Stocks Look Interesting Now

By Friday, September 26, 2014
Payroll Stocks Look Interesting NowVery soon we’re going to hear the earnings news straight from the horse’s mouth. Quarterly earnings are beginning to trickle in and even if you aren’t interested in the stocks that you don’t own, corporate reporting is the most important market intelligence you can review. For years, Paychex, Inc. (PAYX) was one of those companies.

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