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U.S. Economy Down: First Quarter 2015 GDP Showing Decrease

By Friday, May 29, 2015

U.S. GDPOn Friday, May 29, the Bureau of Economic Analysis released the second estimate for first-quarter gross domestic product (GDP) of 2015. (Source: Bureau of Economic Analysis, May 29, 2015.)According to the report, U.S. GDP declined at an annual rate of 0.7% in the first quarter of 2015. The report last month, in its first estimate, suggested an increase of 0.2%. The downward revision was mainly due to more imports. Read More

First-Quarter GDP Proves U.S. Economy Fragile

By Wednesday, May 6, 2015

US Economy fragileFor most of 2015, I have been writing about how the U.S. economy is growing at a very slow pace, if it’s growing at all. The just-released U.S. gross domestic product (GDP) numbers for the first quarter of 2015 confirm this; the economy grew at an annual pace of just 0.2% in the first quarter of this year. But a closer look at the GDP numbers reveals something worse than. Read More

Massive U.S. Debt ($57k+ a Person) Will Force Interest Rates Higher

By Friday, February 27, 2015

Interest rates will riseThis week, the “official” U.S. national debt hit $18.12 trillion. That’s a debt of about $57,000 for each American citizen, regardless if you are a child, adult, or senior! And factors like defaulting student debt and higher interest payments will only push our debt much higher.Consider this: at the turn of the century (in 2000), the U.S. national debt stood at $5.7 trillion. (Source: Treasury Direct, last accessed February. Read More

To See Where Stocks Are Headed, Look at These Two Indicators

By Monday, February 9, 2015

See Where Stocks Are HeadedTo see where the stock market is headed in 2015, we don’t have to look much past these two important economic factors: the U.S. dollar and the economy, both domestically and outside the U.S.Rising U.S. Dollar to Impact U.S. EquitiesAfter the Great Recession, to drum-up sales, U.S. companies focused their attention elsewhere in the global economy. With the U.S. dollar sliding lower in value back then, American companies. Read More

Economic Stalling in Eurozone Inevitable?

By Friday, November 7, 2014

Economic Stalling in Eurozone InevitableWhen Germany recently announced some underachieving economic numbers, it was a red flag for the eurozone and Europe. When the stronger of the two pillars in the eurozone (France being the other pillar) begins to show some fragility, you have to take a step back to evaluate the situation.Now, it shouldn’t be a complete surprise to you that there are growth issues brewing in the eurozone, especially given the. Read More

If the Economy Is Improving, Why Are Investors Pricing in a Slowdown?

By Monday, August 11, 2014

U.S. Economy Slowing Down Here in 2014The Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) surprised even the most optimistic of economists when it reported the U.S. economy grew at an annual rate of four percent in the second quarter of 2014.On the surface, the number—four percent growth—sounds great. But how serious should we take that gross domestic product (GDP) figure?Firstly, I’d like to start by pointing out that the BEA often revises its GDP numbers downward.. Read More

Why China Catches My Eye as a Top Opportunity Right Now

By Friday, July 18, 2014

My Top Three Foreign Investment OpportunitiesA few years ago, investors couldn’t get enough of Chinese stocks. This led to numerous frauds committed by crooks in China that has since tarnished the reputation and reliability of all Chinese companies, whether they’re legitimate or not, despite their operating in one of the top growth areas in the world.While I’m not focused on Chinese stocks at this moment due to better trading opportunities in the domestic stock. Read More

If You Only Look at One Picture Today, Make it This One

By Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Stock Advisors Most Bullish Since 2007Five years ago, it looked like the world was falling apart. Remember when Lehman Brothers went bankrupt, freezing financing on Wall Street? The government had to bail out General Motors and the Federal Reserve pumped money into too-big-to-fail banks. Investors were running scared of the stock market.Seems like years ago…but it was only 2008 and 2009 when this all happened. Fast-forward to today, and thanks to trillions of dollars. Read More

How to Profit from China’s Shift in Consumer Spending

By Friday, May 16, 2014

China's Consumers Eager Spend; How  Profit from RiseChina is facing some growth issues, but so are the majority of the countries in the Western Hemisphere.The country’s new government leader, President Xi Jinping, came on board in March 2013 and is planning to change the landscape of China vis-a-vis a new focus on domestic consumption and a reduction in its dependence on exports and foreign demand.This new plan will take some time to undertake, but if. Read More

Proof the Incentive to Work Is Fading

By Monday, May 5, 2014

U.S. Exports Plummet First Quarter 2014I keep hearing about the economy improving, but I keep asking, where? I ask because the facts continue to say otherwise.The U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis reports gross domestic product (GDP) came in at just 0.1% in the first quarter of 2014. To remind my readers, in the fourth quarter of 2013, U.S. GDP grew by 2.6%. (Source: U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis, April 30, 2014.)These GDP figures. Read More

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From: Michael Lombardi, MBA
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