Earnings Driven Stock Market

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The “earnings season” is the period each quarter when the vast majority of corporate earnings are reported. The bulk of the stellar gains in the stock market this year have occurred around earnings season. Alcoa typically kicks it off around the 3rd week at the start of each calendar quarter and 6…

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Consumers Have Some Nice Assets

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The national debt here and around the world continues to grow inexorably toward the stratosphere, yet households have steadily improved their balance sheets.  Household debt to GDP has fallen from almost 100% to just 80% since 2008. Individual assets have risen at a rapid 10% rate that far outpaces consumer…

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Labor Shortage Equals Low Wage Growth?

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More jobs and less available people should portend better pay. Everyone knows that when demand is greater than supply, the cost of the supply will rise until equilibrium is reached. That’s certainly the case with housing these days as the record low inventory of homes can’t satisfy the demand. As one would expect,…

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