Mar 13 2009

Where the Jobs Are and Baby Boomers: Healthcare Growth and the Feeding of a Graying Population. Is a Post-Baby Boomer Society good for our Economic Competitiveness?

Seventy-six million American babies were born between 1946 and 1960 and we call this group the baby boomer group.  Many trends can be seen coming with this group.  Major toy sellers including Mattel came about this time.  In fact, much of their success included this right timing since Mattel was founded in 1945, just in […]

Mar 9 2009

The Red, White, and Blue Queen’s Race: The Economy Reverts to Historical Inflation Patterns: Stock Market and Real Estate Fall back in Line with Inflation. Working Harder Just to Stay in the Same Spot.

The Red Queen’s race is a situation that appears in Lewis Carroll’s Through the Looking-Glass where one has to run faster and faster just to remain in the same spot.  Imagine a treadmill that increases in speed every 10 minutes yet you don’t burn calories at the higher rate.  Many Americans are feeling as if […]

Mar 8 2009

Stock Market Volatility Back Again: The S&P 500 has had 3 Major 10+ Percent Moves to Downside Already in 2009: -13.8%, -14.4%, and -11.1%. Market Volatility a Sign of Unhealthy Markets, and We’ve only gone through 2 Full Months.

The S&P 500 has lost 26% of its value in 2009 and we are only in March.  This comes on the back of the S&P 500 losing 36% of its value in 2008.  Market volatility is typically a sign of major uncertainty and while we did have a slightly stable period once we bounced off […]

Mar 6 2009

Major Trends in Employment: College Graduates Now Facing Higher Unemployment, U-6 Rate now at 14.8%, and 4.3 million jobs lost during this Recession.

The BLS has put out its monthly employment report and the data is once again showing weakness in the U.S. employment market.  What we are now seeing is conformation that this will in fact be the deepest and longest recession since the Great Depression.  What is more troubling is in light of the multiple bailouts […]

Mar 3 2009

Gas Prices going up and Bailing out a Hedge Fund: Why the Average American is Getting Bailout Fatigue. TALF a bailout for Corporations under guise of Lending for Average Americans.

Most Americans are having a challenging time digesting the bitter fruit of all the financial news coming from Wall Street and D.C.  It is hard for many to wrap their brains around what is going on.  In fact, today Ben Bernanke just stated that AIG was operating like a hedge fund.  Which of course begs […]

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