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  • More upside surprises lie ahead for the "new normal" crowd, Brian Wesbury and Robert Stein say. The consensus still underestimates the resilience and robustness of the U.S. economy, but productivity is strong, monetary policy is (and will continue to be) easy, inventories are razor-thin and corporate profits are growing rapidly.  [View news story]
    On second thought...please stay bearish,,,,
    Mar 17, 2010. 05:29 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Is America Losing Interest in the Stock Market? [View article]
    S&P 500 divided by NIPA corporate profits after tax times the year over year inflation rate and you've got the cheapest stock market
    in 50 years.....
    Mar 17, 2010. 04:16 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • ABC Consumer Comfort Index: An out-of-the-ordinary +6 to -43. But 90% of Americans rate the economy negatively, 54% are negative on their personal finances and 71% say it's a bad time to spend money.  [View news story]
    I've got a better idea...let's go out for drink...
    Mar 16, 2010. 07:23 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Do We Really Want Housing Starts to Increase? [View article]
    What does that tell you will happen when the shadow inventory is dealt
    with???
    Mar 16, 2010. 06:56 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Do We Really Want Housing Starts to Increase? [View article]
    The 50 year high for constuction employment to nonfarm payrolls
    was 5.68% in April 2006.....
    Mar 16, 2010. 06:54 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Do We Really Want Housing Starts to Increase? [View article]
    Construction is now 4.28% of nonfarm payrolls...the postwar low
    was 4.20% in 1992 and it took 7 years for this % to break 5%....the construction workforce is pretty lean now....
    when the housing inventory problem has ended.....
    Mar 16, 2010. 06:33 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • More upside surprises lie ahead for the "new normal" crowd, Brian Wesbury and Robert Stein say. The consensus still underestimates the resilience and robustness of the U.S. economy, but productivity is strong, monetary policy is (and will continue to be) easy, inventories are razor-thin and corporate profits are growing rapidly.  [View news story]
    So you're prediction is no payroll growth this year????
    Mar 16, 2010. 06:14 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • More upside surprises lie ahead for the "new normal" crowd, Brian Wesbury and Robert Stein say. The consensus still underestimates the resilience and robustness of the U.S. economy, but productivity is strong, monetary policy is (and will continue to be) easy, inventories are razor-thin and corporate profits are growing rapidly.  [View news story]
    True but positive job growth would be buying power....and we will get
    positive job growth....
    Mar 16, 2010. 04:55 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Do We Really Want Housing Starts to Increase? [View article]
    Yes....very slowly...
    Mar 16, 2010. 04:50 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • More upside surprises lie ahead for the "new normal" crowd, Brian Wesbury and Robert Stein say. The consensus still underestimates the resilience and robustness of the U.S. economy, but productivity is strong, monetary policy is (and will continue to be) easy, inventories are razor-thin and corporate profits are growing rapidly.  [View news story]
    let see...you called one guy retarded and another guy a moron,,,I'm
    really telling Sarah palin now....
    Mar 16, 2010. 04:16 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Staffing Firms: Time to Shine [View article]
    American Staffing Index today...
    Weekly Report:
    March 1–7, 2010
    During the week of March 1–7, 2010, temporary and contract employment was relatively flat compared with the previous weekly period. Staffing employment increased marginally, by 0.26%, maintaining the index at a value of 82.

    At a current index value of 82, staffing employment is 19% higher than the level reported for the first week of the current year and is 14% higher than the same weekly period in 2009.
    Mar 16, 2010. 03:50 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • More upside surprises lie ahead for the "new normal" crowd, Brian Wesbury and Robert Stein say. The consensus still underestimates the resilience and robustness of the U.S. economy, but productivity is strong, monetary policy is (and will continue to be) easy, inventories are razor-thin and corporate profits are growing rapidly.  [View news story]
    U3 8.9 U6 15 S&P 500 1300......
    Mar 16, 2010. 03:48 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • National Housing Prices Mostly Dip Below March 2009 Lows [View article]
    There is some good news about to come out with regard to Radar Logic and housing prices...but i am going to keep the secret to myself...
    Mar 16, 2010. 03:12 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Fed Open Market Committee: Maintains fed funds rate at zero to 0.25% and still expects it will stay there for "an extended period" - though many thought that language would go away. Thomas Hoenig again cast a dissenting vote. No changes to the plan on agency MBS and agency debt: The purchase program is set to end March 31.  [View news story]
    A lot of that money is just sitting.....
    Mar 16, 2010. 02:54 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Small Banks and the Federal Reserve [View article]
    I agree...another point is the pre provision earnings to loans ratio
    is barely over 1% for the small banks compared to about a 4.5% ratio
    for the larger banks....a lot of these small banks aren't making enough money to cover their losses....as a result you will hear about hundreds
    of small banks closed or merged......
    Mar 16, 2010. 12:15 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
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