healthcare

The U.S. Is Unhealthy

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With the CPI showing only 1.9% year over year inflation in medical costs, it’s easy to forget about the extremely high costs Americans pay if you are an economist only looking at the government inflation metrics. If you speak with most Americans, they will laugh at the idea that medical…CONTINUE READING

What Amount of Inflation Is Good?

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The way you interpret the economic data released in the PCE and ECI reports depends on if you fear inflation or an economic slowdown more. It’s not an easy decision to make because on the one hand, the labor market is tightening and the cycle is probably near its end.…CONTINUE READING

US Debt Becoming A Problem For The Dollar

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Some analysts speculated if the Fed would try to keep rates low to support the government’s spending binge. However, instead of worrying about the debt, the $400 billion spending plan and the tax cuts are being used as an excuse to raise interest rates and let the government bonds on…CONTINUE READING

Stock Valuations Are In The 99th Percentile

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Focusing on every economic data point with a magnifying glass can lead you in the wrong direction. Therefore, it’s best to take a step back and analyze the situation from afar before getting ‘into the weeds.’ It’s especially important in the current environment because the economy has been consistently weak.…CONTINUE READING