Bernanke Warns of Tanking the Economy

Bernanke- The Economy is Weak “I don’t think the Fed can get interest rates up very much, because the economy is weak, inflation rates are low, if we were to tighten policy, the economy would tank.” Ben Bernanke testifying at the House Financial Services Committee last week. With those words Ben Bernanke confirmed what we Read More →

How to Spot an Economic Recovery Addict

Economic Recovery Addicts Since the beginning of the Great Recession, dating back to the “green shoots” days of early 2009 and recovery summer of 2010, there has been a crowd of analysts, journalists and pundits searching for signs of an economic recovery. One group of analysts sifts through the data and determines most of it Read More →

Part -Time U.S.A. – How Part-Time Employment is Impacting the Economy

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Part Time USA “I tried for modeling work but it was a bit slow and that’s when I took a part-time job at McDonalds. It gave me income while I was waiting for my big break and at the very least I could eat.” Sharon Stone Friday as the jobs report was being released Ryan Read More →

The Part Time Recovery – Podcast 7/5/2013

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The Part Time Recovery Are we becoming a nation of part timers? Introduction: 0:00-1:40 Discussion of the upcoming job report number & unemployment rate releases & predictions on the impact of a potentially improving job market 1:40-7:05 Discussion of mortgages & the float down option mortgage 7:05-10:06 Louis predicts that if the jobs number comes Read More →

Fed Puts Markets on Notice:Possible Discontinuation of 24/7 Happy Hour

“Hitler will send no warning- so always carry your gas mask” – British Ministry of Home Security poster circa the Sitzkrieg* (October 1939-April 1940) The economy is already wearing an over sized Fed tailored suit and now the market is worried that the Fed might “taper” that suit. Here is what the Fed has already Read More →

Gold and Real Estate Are Assets, Not Investments

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Gold is an Asset Not an Investment Warren Buffet is famous for his criticism of gold as an investment. He might as well argue that stamp collecting is not a team sport. Gold is not an investment. Your primary residence is not an investment. These are not investments any more than a cup of tea Read More →

…as the Band Played on, the Crowd Called For an Encore

The Economic and Real Estate Recovery is Based On QE “You can ignore reality, but you can’t ignore the consequences of reality” – Ayn Rand It’s raining horrible economic news, yet the real estate and stock markets are staying dry and heading higher. It has been nearly five years since the financial crisis of 2008. Read More →