GDP is the abbreviation for “Gross Domestic Product,” the market value of all the goods and services produced by a country in a given year. It includes all the expenditures of citizens, investors and government, and the value of all exports less imports, in a year.

Federal Reserve: Why It Slashed Its 2015 Economic Growth Forecast

By Monday, September 28, 2015
US-EconomyIt wasn’t too long ago that the Federal Reserve told us it expected the U.S. economy to grow by three percent on average, as measured by gross domestic product (GDP). After all, with years of historically low interest rates and trillions of new dollars printed, that’s the least we could expect. But the sad reality is that now, even the.

USD-CAD Exchange Rate: Canadian Dollar Battering Could Last For Decade

By Friday, August 21, 2015
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The Canadian dollar has plunged this year. And this might only be the beginning, according to analysts at Macquarie Capital Markets. In July, the Canadian dollar dipped to its 11-year low against the mighty greenback. Right now, one Canadian dollar would only get you 76 cents in USD. Back in July 2011, a Loonie would get you

Growth Stocks Being Dumped a Big Warning Sign?

By Monday, August 10, 2015
Growth Stocks Being DumpedIf you have been holding small-cap growth stocks over the past several weeks, you have probably noticed that many of these higher beta stocks are being dumped indiscriminately. If you don’t actively monitor your portfolio, you’d better begin, as there could be more selling. Smaller companies, or those many refer to as companies.

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.

Housing Market: Affordability and Interest Rates Working Against Higher Prices

By Monday, July 20, 2015
Housing MarketThe National Association of Realtors’ Housing Affordability Index has dropped 12% in the first five months of 2015. (Source: National Association of Realtors, last accessed July 16, 2015.) In January, the qualifying income to get a mortgage for an existing median-priced home in the U.S. was $36,576. In May, buying a median-priced.

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