productivity growth

Was The August Jobs Report Good or Bad?

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The most interesting part of reviewing the labor market stats is how two analysts can look at the same data and can extrapolate completely different conclusions. We’ll show you the positive and negative theses from the August labor report. First let’s review the headlines. Even in the headlines there is…CONTINUE READING

No Economic Stimulus, No Productivity Growth

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In the recent few weeks the reflation trade has unwound as the Russell 2000 is now negative for the year, the ten-year bond yield has plummeted to 2.2374%, and bank stocks have fallen about 9% since March 1st. To be clear, the Russell 2000 initially rallied after Trump’s election because…CONTINUE READING

Student Loans Crisis: Is College Worth It?

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Imagine every grain of sand on a beach was actually a grain of gold.  That is a lot of gold.  Imagine what would appear to be infinite amounts of gold.  Miles and miles of gold.  How much is it worth?  Probably not that much to anyone because if you actually…CONTINUE READING