Weekly Perspective, April 9, 2012

The Markets When in doubt, blame it on the weather. It’s human nature to want to ascribe a reason to everything that happens in the world. Rather than feeling like it’s all random, we always want to know why the market went up or why bats hang upside down...

Weekly Perspective, March 12, 2012

The Markets An important key to support the stock market is starting to fall into place. You may have guessed that key is JOBS. Last week, the Labor Department reported an increase of 227,000 new jobs in February. Over the past six months, 1.2 million new jobs have...

Weekly Commentary, February 6, 2012

The Markets How do you spell market rally? How about “jobs.” A much higher than expected 243,000 jobs were added to our economy in January and that helped push the Dow Jones Industrial Average to its highest close since May 2008, according to Bloomberg. On...

What Worries Americans the Most about the Economy? January 30, 2012

WHAT WORRIES AMERICANS THE MOST ABOUT THE NATIONAL ECONOMY? Here’s the top 10 answers and the percentage who said it, according to an early January Gallup survey. 1. Jobs/unemployment 26% 2. National debt/Federal budget deficit 16% 3. Continuing economic...

Weekly Perspective September 9, 2011

The Markets Two four-letter words — debt and jobs — are hanging over the economy like a noose that keeps tightening. This is not news. We have known for several years that debt is too high and jobs too scarce. Unfortunately, they’ve become intractable...

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