Monthly Archives: October, 2017

Are Too Big To Fail Banks Safe?

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Reading Time: 4 minutes Too Big To Fail Definition The definition of the term “too big to fail” refers to a company that poses negative systemic risk to the entire economy in the event of failure. Thus far no firm designated as too big to fail has failed, therefore this is a theory, one…CONTINUE READING

Wage Growth & Blue Collar Jobs

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Reading Time: 4 minutes Studying the labor market to determine the strength of overall wage growth is challenging. There are many stats which contradict each other. Economics is like the stock market in that there is always a positive and a negative case. It’s best to hear both sides before formulating a conclusion. Having…CONTINUE READING

Are Stocks Fully Priced?

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Reading Time: 4 minutes The question on many investors’ minds is can there be too much of a good thing? While GDP per capita has been low, the sustained growth which has been relatively consistent along with low inflation and a low amount of global conflict makes for a great stock market. Even low…CONTINUE READING

How Healthy Is The Consumer?

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Reading Time: 4 minutes The consumer is the lifeblood of the economy. Austrian economists differ from the mainstream viewpoint on what drives the economy as they say production drives economic growth whereas Keynesian economists believe that consumption and demand drives the economy. The truth is that both the consumer and the producer are important,…CONTINUE READING

Why Inflation Will Increase In 2018

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Reading Time: 4 minutes The Perfect Scenario For Stocks With the economy regaining steam in 2017, the number one risk to equities and economic expansion is inflation. The current economic expansion hasn’t produced inflation, as measured by core CPI, because the growth in inflation as a result of QE has been subdued to mainly financial…CONTINUE READING

Do Stock Buybacks Deserve The Blame For Everything?

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Reading Time: 6 minutes Introduction: Stock Buybacks Are Not Evil Lately stock buybacks are being maligned to extensive proportions. Critics issue blanket statements blaming  stock buybacks for excessive executive compensation, causing a bubble in equities, and the decline in productivity growth. While these are all appropriate criticisms of buybacks, they miss the mark. If you are…CONTINUE READING

The New Trend In Housing

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Reading Time: 4 minutes In this article, we’ll look at the latest changes to the housing market which are being brought about by demographics. Another way of saying that is to say millennials have different tastes, desires, and financial situations than baby boomers and generation X which is fueling changes in the market for…CONTINUE READING