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April 1 is About to be a Day of Reckoning – Be Ready

There are a lot of really good things happening in America right now in response to the Chinese coronavirus crisis. We could highlight a laundry list of altruistic and kind acts that our fellow Americans are undertaking to help us [...]

March 27, 2020 News

While The West Sleeps

The economy might finally be pulling out of the doldrums in the US, but it has a long way to go before it recovers. Much of the gains we have seen in GDP and the gains we will see in [...]

February 14, 2011 Freedom by Friday

Wallet or Waistline?

Survey Reveals Most Popular Trainer in 2011: Finances over Fitness Health and Wealth. Those are the two most popular New Year’s resolutions. In a survey by Allianz Life Insurance Company respondents were asked which 2011 resolution they are most likely [...]

December 29, 2010 Easy Street

Santa Comes Early…But Not For Everyone

The markets continue to rally to 52-week highs on the back of very positive earning releases and the impending passage of the tax bill. Shrugging off a downgrade of Spanish Sovereign Debt and a huge earning miss by a major [...]

December 20, 2010 Freedom by Friday

Santa, Please Hide The Coal

Spreading Some Market Cheer I hope that you all enjoyed your holidays. Apparently you were in a good mood if the latest retail sales numbers are accurate. Of course the comparisons were to rather dismal numbers last year and even [...]

December 6, 2010 Freedom by Friday

What A Growing Child And The Unemployment Rate Have In Common

You know how when you don’t see a particular friend or family member for a while, and you run into them again you can’t believe how different they look or how things about them changed? This happened to me on [...]

November 3, 2010 Easy Street

Double-Dip?

Last week retail bell-weather Best Buy (BBY-NYSE) reported disappointing earnings. As the CEO Brian Dunn put it “store traffic is “choppy,” adding that “consumer spending is episodic … It appears that customers are operating on cues from the broader environment.” [...]

June 21, 2010 Freedom by Friday
The Fed’s Optimistic (cough, cough)

The Fed’s Optimistic (cough, cough)

“Fed Signals Optimism over US Economy” blared the headline on the Financial Times’ front page this past week. Really? So, why are they also signaling that rates will be held down for the foreseeable future? The two statements just don’t [...]

March 22, 2010 Freedom by Friday
The Eye of the Storm

The Eye of the Storm

Fred Hickey: “This is a tough market to navigate. On the one hand the world economy is a mess and completely imbalanced. Half of the world is too dependent on exports (mostly Asia) and the other half (US and parts [...]

April 13, 2009 Freedom by Friday