We live in a data rich world, there’s no doubt about it. Google some curiosity of yours and I bet ya someone out there has already compiled the data, tested a hypothesis and published his/her findings. I constantly search the cyber world over for the clues that would lead me to the best, empirically justified […]

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From Bloomberg.com last Tuesday: “The work is good because I pay my rent and I can look after myself,” she said, wearing an aqua Huajian polo shirt. “It’s transformed my life.” Taddelech said she wants to work for two more years at the plant and become a supervisor. She eventually aspires to build her own house. Taddelech Teshome is […]

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In this morning’s brief commentary, with regard to geopolitical concerns, I make reference only to Russia. Not to discount the turmoil in other parts of the world, but in global economic terms, it’s the threat of heightened sanctions (in both directions) that would cause angst among traders.  However, as you’ll hear, this morning’s decline in […]

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The economy is clearly picking up, with inflation virtually nowhere in sight. Seventy percent of companies having reported second quarter earnings have beaten the estimates. Revenue growth is there as well. And to top it all off, the S&P set an all-time high today amid no small degree of geopolitical turmoil. So, with a Goldilocks economy and […]

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This one (of the indicators I track) is easy. What’s the biggest purchase most people make in their lifetime? What item in their possession demands the most by way of accessories, maintenance and, well, you get it—home sweet home. The housing market is hugely important as an economic indicator. Consumer spending makes up some two-thirds […]

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