US Economic Growth – Headwinds

US Economic Growth is facing headwinds. There are specific headwinds to US growth. There are cyclical forces (rising dollar and falling oil revenues that are causing problems today for US economic growth. But, perhaps more importantly, there are simple demographic...
Is America’s Growth Slowing

Is America’s Growth Slowing

The United States was The Little Engine That Could during 2014. We added three million jobs, unemployment fell to 5.6 percent, and GDP grew by 2.4 percent for the year. Unfortunately, despite the contentions of the San Francisco Federal Reserve’s report, we appear to...
GDP Optical Illusion or GDP Statistical Anomoly

GDP Optical Illusion or GDP Statistical Anomoly

Is it possible to have an economic GDP optical illusion? On Friday, the Commerce Department reported the U.S. economy contracted at an annualized rate of 0.7 percent during the first quarter of 2015. The Federal Reserve sees things slightly differently. Previously,...
Markets React To Global Growth Slowdown

Markets React To Global Growth Slowdown

Stock markets tipped into the red last week. Major indices in the United States and elsewhere dipped lower as U.S. economic growth came in below expectations. The Commerce Department reported gross domestic product (GDP) grew by 0.2 percent annualized during the first...

Special Report on China, July 11, 2011

SPECIAL REPORT ON CHINA Is the Age of America about to end? Will China become the world’s largest economy? What does the rise of China mean for investors? For much of recorded history, China was the world’s largest economy. Even into the early 1800s, it accounted for...
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