Posts filed under “Media”

Chart of the Week: Augmented Unemployment Rate

The Augmented Unemployment Rate reflects the discouraged, the underemployed, the part timers. It provides a more helpful macro view of employees as potential retail consumers.

Real Unemployment?
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Source: TheStreet.com

According to this government statistic, the actual unemployment rate is closer to 9%. This may be a more accurate measure of labor than using new unemployment claims.

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Quote of the Day:
“In all my years as a Fed watcher, I have never seen US central bankers take to the bully pulpit as they have in recent days. . . They smack of a carefully orchestrated campaign of economic cheerleading at a critical point in the US business cycle . . . While normally reticent monetary authorities are to be commended for taking a strong point of view, I fear they may live to regret this exuberance.
-Stephen Roach, Chief Economist and Director of Global Economic Analysis, Morgan Stanley

Category: Finance, Media

Born Lucky, Live Long?

Category: Finance, Media

Let’s play “Surprise the Economists!”

Category: Finance, Media

Competing on other than Price for Music Sales

Category: Finance, Media, Music

Silicon Valley stocks revived in year

Category: Finance, Media

Chart of the Week: S&P500 Ascending Wedge?

Category: Finance, Media

Has Kodak missed the moment? (Read It Here First, part IV)

Category: Film, Finance, Media

Read It Here First, part III

Category: Finance, Media

K&C tonite!

Category: Finance, Media

2004: How The Pros See It

Category: Finance, Media