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Dear Reader, all is not what it seems. A most interesting and shocking reality was made apparent to me while I was attending an Economic Symposium in Paris
Oil prices are touching the skies, and if you thought it would fall someday, reality check says NO it wouldn’t. Hence, investing in companies...
The financial experts in the US have been conducting meetings over the last few months regarding the current political, economic and the moral crisis.
How can this happen and what does it mean for the small investor?
When a country experiences economic growth, industrial production of electricity and gas utilities pick up as factories and consumers use more electricity and other utilities.
The “Bernie” Madoff name became famous while the stock market was falling during the credit and financial crisis. He was responsible for running one of the biggest Ponzi schemes in U.S. history—if I recall correctly, it was a $65.0-billion scheme.
The reality is we will have more situations like Detroit.
The U.S. government has effectively become the biggest creditor to students. It has gotten to a point where it is forcing the big banks to move away from issuing student debt.
And the unemployment picture in the U.S. economy remains a problem for economic growth.
Automakers in the U.S. economy are getting a significant amount of attention these days because they are selling more cars.
By Michael Lombardi, MBA for Profit Confidential When retailers in the U.S. economy warn about their sales being in a slump or start to forecast...
By Michael Lombardi, MBA for Profit Confidential In these pages, I have written extensively on how central banks will ultimately be the ones who drive...
The idea behind the Great Rotation was simple: the theory was that once the bond prices started to decline, investors would take their money out of bonds and put them into the equity markets.
So does this mean it is a good time to buy homebuilder stocks, or to jump into companies related to the housing market?
By Michael Lombardi, MBA for Profit Confidential Consumer spending in the U.S. economy is bleak. Until it picks up, you can’t expect the U.S. economy to see growth;...
By Michael Lombardi, MBA for Profit Confidential Talk about inflation today and you’ll be ridiculed. Deflation is the topic of discussion among mainstream economists and Federal Reserve members these...
The retail sector of the economy acts as a gauge of consumer spending. When the retail sector shows weakness, it means consumer spending isnt as strong.
The number of jobs added to the U.S. economy in May was revised down from 195,000 to 176,000.
The amount Americans are saving is dropping like a rock.
Troubles in the Chinese economy are mounting as the economic slowdown in the world’s second-biggest economy takes its toll—troubles that could wash ashore here in North America sooner than most expect.
Detroit isn't the first city to file for bankruptcy due to a budget deficit.
By Michael Lombardi, MBA for Profit Confidential In the first quarter of 2013, we saw an interesting and unexpected development. While the corporate earnings of S&P 500 companies...
By Michael Lombardi, MBA for Profit Confidential The eurozone is still a mess. Instead of improvements, I just see more troubles. Economic slowdown in the region’s debt-infested nations is...
According to the National Bureau of Statistics, the Chinese economy grew at an annual pace of 7.5% in the second quarter of this year from a year earlier.
Current consumer spending in the U.S. economy is looking bleak, and it makes me skeptical about the GDP growth ahead.
Dear reader, by now you will have read at least 10,000 articles discussing the debt crisis, the banking crisis, the employment crisis, and ‘Gangster Bankers.
In the first quarter of 2013, companies on the S&P 500 repurchased $97.8 billion worth of their own shares.
The disconnect between the stock market and the U.S.economy continues to grow, as the key stock indices run way ahead of reality.
A popular measure of U.S. consumer confidence, the IBD/TIPP Economic Optimism Index fell 2.4% in May. It registered at 45.1, compared to 46.2 in April.
As consumers in the U.S. economy experienced a contraction in their income, their expenses increased.
The biggest economic center in the global economy, the U.S., showed dismal growth in the last quarter of 2012.
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