The Future Of The Labor Market

Reading Time: 5 minutes The problem with the labor market for the millennial generation is young adults need to get a college degree for jobs that previously didn’t require them. Four years of education and about $35,000 in debt later, young people are ready to enter the labor force. The chart below shows the tough situation young people areCONTINUE READING



What Sowed The Seeds Of The Bitcoin Mania?

Reading Time: 5 minutes Financial Conditions Ripe For Speculation 2017 was an unusual year where financial conditions actually eased despite the Federal Reserve raising rates. The financial tightness in 2015 and 2016 was catalyzed by weakness in the energy market. With the help of central banks, as we have previously stated, the economy narrowly avoided a recession. It’s stillCONTINUE READING


Financial Literacy

Buybacks Are Better Than Dividends

Reading Time: 5 minutes Retail investors are in love with dividends more than they should be with significant fan followings and discussion forums online dedicated to the worship of dividend stocks. Clearly, dividends are seen as important because public companies love to brag about how consistent their dividend payments have been and how much they’ve raised them. Dividends areCONTINUE READING



The Most Important Chart In Macroeconomics

Reading Time: 4 minutes We’ve discussed the meaning of the 10 year bond yield at length in a couple articles. For almost this entire bull market, the point that low yields are causing stocks to go up has been repeated endlessly. That call didn’t matter much when yields were going down because it simply implied investors should ride theCONTINUE READING

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