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2015 Predictions: U.S. Dollar to Collapse?

By Tuesday, May 19, 2015

U.S. Dollar Collapse 2015The value of the U.S. dollar is anchored in trust. As a fiat currency, the U.S. dollar isn’t linked to any physical reserves, like gold or silver; it’s just paper. For the U.S. dollar to be worth anything, it has to be backed by an economy people have faith in. Otherwise, the U.S. dollar would collapse.Regardless of its intentions, the Federal Reserve’s quantitative easing (QE) experiment has left. Read More

Full Employment in the U.S. Economy; Why It’s Just Another Bogus Statistic

By Monday, May 18, 2015

Full Employment In US EconomyAccording to David Doyle, an analyst at Macquarie Capital Markets, the U.S. economy could reach full employment within a year. My question is: is this all we need in order to say the U.S. labor market is strong? (Source: Bloomberg, May 14, 2015.)U.S. Economy: How Full Employment Is PossibleDoyle’s method first estimates the number of unemployed workers and those that will join the workforce. This number. Read More

April Employment Report: Jobs Gained, Long-Term Problems Remain

By Friday, May 8, 2015

April Employment ReportOn Friday, May 8, 2015, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released its employment report for April of this year. Total nonfarm employment saw a 223,000 increase, while the unemployment rate showed little change at 5.4%. (Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, May 8, 2015.)April Employment Report: Rosy RevelationsAfter the disappointing growth last month, April’s nonfarm payroll employment rose by 223,000. The main sectors that contributed to this increase. Read More

Unemployment Rate: March Job Report Says U.S. Economy Still Fragile

By Thursday, April 30, 2015

Unemployment rateIn early April, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported a 126,000 increase in nonfarm jobs and an unemployment rate of 5.5%. Does this mean the U.S. economy is improving? (Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, April 3, 2015.)The unemployment rate has certainly improved from its 10% standing in September 2009. Because of the currently low-declining unemployment rate, many analysts are saying the U.S. economy is on stable footing with. Read More

U.S. Economy: These Three Data Points Show Growth Has Stopped

By Monday, April 13, 2015

Economic growth stoppedIf you think the U.S. economy is improving, this story says that, truth be told, it’s the complete opposite for the economy, as recent data suggest there is no growth.U.S. Economy’s Jobs Market TormentedIn March of this year, only 126,000 jobs were added to the U.S. economy. That’s well below the increase of 264,000 jobs in the previous month, less than half the average of 260,000 a month. Read More

U.S. Jobless Claims Low, but Labor Market Still in Turmoil

By Saturday, April 4, 2015

U.S. Jobless Claims LowThe U.S. Department of Labor released its latest weekly unemployment insurance claims data on March 26, 2015. Seasonally adjusted U.S. jobless claims fell again to 282,000, their lowest level since mid-February, and have been in decline since their peak level of 665,000 claims in March of 2009. Despite this, wages are stagnant and underemployment is rampant as the U.S. labor market fails to heal.Unemployment claimsChart courtesy of www.StockCharts.comU.S. Jobless. Read More

U.S. Economy to Enter Recession by 2016?

By Friday, March 13, 2015

US Economy recession 2016Don’t buy into the false optimism. While the mainstream media and economists are convinced there’s prosperity, I am concerned the U.S. economy will enter a recession in late 2015 or early 2016.The simple fact is that consumer spending is the biggest factor driving the U.S. economy, and it is presently experiencing its own recession.Retail Sales Declining, Store Inventory IncreasingWholesale sales in the U.S. economy are plummeting, while. Read More

U.S. Dollar Strength the Real Threat to Investors, Not Higher Interest Rates

By Friday, March 13, 2015

US Dollar strengthThere are issues brewing in the stock market with interest rates fears and the strengthening greenback that could drive the S&P 500 lower by five percent or more.When Will the Fed Increase Interest Rates?First, we have the fears surrounding rising interest rates after the strong improvement in the unemployment rate to a pre-recession low of 5.5%. This is well below the target, previously set by former Federal Reserve. 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

How Markets Will Handle End of Money Printing Era

By Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Markets Will Handle End of Money Printing EraIt’s finally over…The quantitative easing programs initially started by the Federal Reserve six years ago are (for now) history.In its statement on October 29, the Federal Reserve said, “Accordingly, the Committee decided to conclude its asset purchase program this month.” (Source: “FOMC Statement,” Federal Reserve, October 29, 2014.)The reason for ending the quantitative easing: “The Committee judges that there has been a substantial improvement in the outlook. Read More

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