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Has the Recession Really Ended?

Posted by Larry Doyle on July 26th, 2010 11:25 AM |

In the course of a discussion this past week, I made the point that I do not believe our economy has ever truly come out of the recession which officially began in December 2007. The National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) is responsible for measuring the start and end dates for economic contractions and expansions. Why is it that the NBER has never officially declared an end to the recession? Interesting, very interesting.

On this topic, a good friend shared with me a fabulous piece which addresses our current economic health and the major hurdles for our future economic growth and prosperity. This piece, Quarterly Review and Outlook by Hoisington Investment Management in Austin, TX, addresses these hurdles in forthright, layman’s fashion. (more…)

Taxes, Taxes, Taxes…

Posted by Larry Doyle on May 28th, 2010 10:38 AM |

Uncle Sam wants your money. In fact, Uncle Sam needs your money. How is he going to get it? Any way he can.

Thank you to a loyal Sense on Cents reader for sharing more details about one of life’s two great certainties and how increased taxes will be coming your way. These details are highlighted in a recently released Credit Suisse research piece, Washington Notes:

While many questions have been raised about the ability of the Administration and Congress to find funding for the new initiatives, it is clear that a reduction in current spending alone will not be enough to cover new programs and therefore it will be necessary for the President and Congressional Democrats to rely heavily on increasing taxes. (more…)

Larry Fink Warns CalPERS; Sense on Cents Warns America

Posted by Larry Doyle on March 1st, 2010 9:19 AM |

When the king of Wall street speaks, America would be wise to listen.

Despite what one may think or feel about Wall Street, prudence dictates we are fully aware of developments on the major thoroughfare of our economic landscape. The king, that is Larry Fink the CEO of the asset manager Blackrock, last year sent a note of investment caution to CalPERS (California Public Employees Retirement System) which all of America should heed. (more…)






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