Posts filed under “Markets”

Atypical Business Cycle Recovery

How atypical is the present recovery, in terms of employment rates and NILFs, when compared to prior cycles?

This much:

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Its readily apparent from this chart that the unprecedented drop in Labor Participation rates is what’s responsible for the exceedingly low unemployment rates.

Now you have yet another tool in your econo-hack™ detection kit. Anyone who gets on their hind legs to declare how wonderful the economy is based upon how low unemployment rates are outs themselves as a clueless known-nothing. 

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Source:
Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland
(Caveat Forecaster)
April 2005
http://www.clevelandfed.org/Research/ET2005/0405/trends.pdf

Category: Economy, Markets

Minor Metals

Category: Commodities, Markets

Sentiment Suggests a Pullback

Category: Investing, Markets, Psychology

New Column up at Real Money (07/15/05)

Category: Economy, Investing, Markets, Podcast, Psychology

Stocks Stand Up to Terror

Category: Investing, Markets, Psychology, War/Defense

Terror & Markets Round Up

Category: Markets, Psychology, War/Defense

How Crises Impact Markets

Category: Markets, Psychology

The Megabubble Poll

Category: Commodities, Economy, Markets, Psychology, Real Estate

How Markets React and Recover

Category: Markets, Psychology

More on Post-Terror Market Responses

Category: Markets, Psychology