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Quarterly Outlook Summary

The economy remains sufficiently weak that the Federal Reserve has postponed any further interest rate increases until at least next year. One of the complicating factors was the recent vote in the U.K. to leave the European Trade Union. The … Continue reading

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Quarterly Outlook Summary

The economy continues to grow. Unemployment is low and interest rates remain at zero. On the downside, labor force participation is the lowest since the 1970’s and continues to decline. Unemployment is declining because prospective employees have stopped looking for … Continue reading

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Quarterly Outlook Summary

In general terms, the overall economy continues to gradually improve. Labor unemployment and job creation is improving. Although consumer demand is also improving, this is moderated by consumers’ continuing to avoid debt and leverage that got us all into trouble … Continue reading

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Quarterly Outlook Summary

The markets recently have been modestly stable considering that the Federal Reserve has nearly ended its economic stimulus programs. One can always argue that given the still relatively weak growth of the economy, this ending of the stimulus is premature. … Continue reading

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What’s holding back the recovery?

By Adam HershApril 30, 2014 Nearly five years since the start of the business-cycle expansion, the U.S. economy is still struggling to gain traction. Compared to the prior three U.S. expansions, going back to 1982, the economy is recovering at … Continue reading

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America has conquered its debt crisis with incredible speed

By Ambrose Evans-Pritchard12:06AM BST 24 Apr 2014 Americans are purging their excesses one by one. Spending by the US Federal government has seen the steepest drop as share of national income since demobilisation after the Second World War. Claims that … Continue reading

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