Posts filed under “Economy”

World Wealth Report 2015

The new World Wealth Report for 2015 is out, and its chock full of fascinating data and graphics from Cap Gemini and RBC:


click for even bigger graphic Source: World Wealth Report

Category: Economy, Investing

A Tale of 2000 Cities

Looks like today is all real estate all the time: Source: Demand Institute

Category: Digital Media, Economy, Real Estate

US Economic Performance by State

Fixr observes that wealth varies widely across each of the 50 states. Just how widely is shown in the map below. States colored in dark green have highest GSP per capita; the lowest are in yellow. The size of each State is proportional to Real Gross Domestic Product for 2014. Real GDP is the US grew by 2.2% in…Read More

Category: Economy

Fine, when you ignore history

This must be the “new normal” everyone​’s talking about​. Where a cyclical low ​in the ​unemployment rate​, to the the low 5 percent range​,​ is met with a courtly high stock market and talks of an impending rise in rates. Sure there is a feeling in some pockets ​of the economy ​that “things” are much…Read More

Category: Bad Math, Economy, Think Tank

GDP Growth by State

  click for ginormous graphic + full article Source: Bloomberg    

Category: Economy

NFIB: Why So Negative?

Small business sentiment readings are now over their 20 year average, and have moved steadily higher since the crisis ended in 2009. If that uptrend was a stock price, all your momentum trader friends would be buyers. But you certainly would not get that from reading the NFIB news releases. They have been consistently, persistently,…Read More

Category: Economy, Sentiment

The Sound of an Improving Labor Market

Source: WSJ

Category: Economy, Wages & Income

My 2015 Summer Reading List

Summertime is here. The days are still getting longer, the kids will soon be in camp, the beach beckons. With Memorial Day behind us, we have 12 weeks before Labor Day sneaks up on us. My goal each year is to read three books a month between the holidays that mark the unofficial start and…Read More

Category: Books, Economy, Investing, Psychology, Science, Weekend

Dynastic Billionaire Wealth Under Siege!

This has to be the strangest headline relative to the content I have seen in a very long time:   Source: Wealth Management

Category: Economy, Really, really bad calls, Wages & Income, Wealth Management

Government Austerity & Job Creation

Fascinating set of graphics from Bloomberg showing the impact of the dearth of government hiring:


Here’s How You Add 2.4 Million Jobs to the Economy




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Category: Economy, Employment, Politics