Apr 2 2009

Employment a Lagging Indicator? Not Always. Using Outdated Economic Data and Trends for Future Financial Models. Just Because Stocks Rebound doesn’t Mean the Fundamentals are Good.

The markets are continuing on an unrelenting upward movement since their March 9th lows.  This is a strong rally that has now seen the S&P 500 jump up by 25 percent in the matter of a few weeks!  This kind of market volatility is reserved for highly volatile and troubled markets.  It is a rare […]

Mar 25 2009

Dow and S&P 500: Is 2009 a Redux of 1938 and 1939? Powerful Spring through Summer Rallies. Market on Track for best Month in Decades.

The recent market rally is going down in the record books.  The S&P 500 is up 21 percent in a matter of 3 weeks, which is one of the strongest short-term rallies in the books.  In fact, we are on track for our best month since 1987.  Yet this rally has the ominous signs of […]

Mar 19 2009

The Ports of America: Long Beach and Los Angeles Ports see Massive Drops in Cargo. The Concrete Mouth of Consumerism.

The port of Los Angeles and Long Beach are the two busiest ports in the United States.  The port of Los Angeles is located in San Pedro Bay which is only a few miles away from the port of Long Beach.  Make no mistake, these two ports are incredibly busy ports that provide the spine […]

Mar 16 2009

The Long Depression of 1873: Parallels and Comparisons. Are we Missing Economic Information from an Important Piece of American Financial History?

There have been many comparisons to the Great Depression with our current economic crisis.  Massive speculation, rampant problems in the banking system, and exponential jumps in unemployment.  Yet we may have a lot to learn by looking at the former Great Depression known as the Long Depression.  The Long Depression lasted 65 months starting in […]

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 […]

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