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  • JOLTS report comes in ahead of estimates  [View news story]
    Quit rate was up. Most since the beginning of the recession. Hopefully a sign of some wage inflation - the only thing that will drive up the general rate of inflation.
    Feb 9, 2016. 10:30 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Weighing The Week Ahead: A Dovish Tilt From The Fed?  [View article]
    Tack -

    All you mention are responses to management maximizing profit at the expense of the workers. You know top management wages have gone up far higher than those who make the products. Management saves $ by lowering health benefits. Maybe the problem is greed with the top 5% (which I am part of, but not from a power position, just being in the market through thick and thin)
    Jan 24, 2016. 09:04 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Weighing The Week Ahead: Can Earnings Season Provide A Floor For Stocks?  [View article]
    During the Asia bank crash in the late 90's oil was very low. At one point I paid $0.80 per gallon. US. economy was just fine, stock market not so.
    Jan 17, 2016. 09:06 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Jobless Claims retreats from 3-month high at 271K  [View news story]
    Just might.
    Dec 17, 2015. 10:47 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Oct. New Home Sales short of expectations at 495K  [View news story]
    That's what I was brought up in, a bath and a half for 7 people.
    Dec 2, 2015. 02:30 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • U.S. Economy added 217K jobs in November  [View news story]
    Being a lazy investor, I did not bail out in 2007-08. I can retire now. But I won't, having too much fun.
    Dec 2, 2015. 02:29 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • U.S. Economy added 217K jobs in November  [View news story]
    Sure am, so are my kids.
    Dec 2, 2015. 02:27 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Oct. New Home Sales short of expectations at 495K  [View news story]
    I know plenty of millennials who live on their own and either rent or have bought in cities. My son's friends are all going through the marriage and then dwelling stage. It is tough for them, yes. It was easier for my parents to come up with a down payment in the 60's than it was for my wife and I (both working) in the 80's (plus 13.5% interest rates). Housing has been getting tougher to own for awhile. A lot of it has to do with the size of houses now. I shared a bath and a half with four siblings and my parents.
    Nov 25, 2015. 03:01 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Jobless Claims declines 12K to 260K  [View news story]
    Looks like near a one year low.
    Nov 25, 2015. 11:05 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Oct. New Home Sales short of expectations at 495K  [View news story]
    Amazing the number of youngsters who do not want to move to the suburbs. They prefer city living.
    Nov 25, 2015. 10:18 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Jobless Claims declines 12K to 260K  [View news story]
    I know a kid who worked in North Dakota in the oil supply industry. He realized he had no hope of meeting his future wife there, so he moved to Denver. Found a job right away supplying hoses to other industries.
    Nov 25, 2015. 09:53 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Jobless Claims declines 12K to 260K  [View news story]
    Every restaurant in our area is hiring. Hopefully the servers have moved up a notch in pay by acquiring better jobs.
    Nov 25, 2015. 09:08 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Weighing The Week Ahead: What Are The Best Year-End Investments?  [View article]
    And this is just a gut feeling?
    Nov 22, 2015. 09:09 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Weighing The Week Ahead: What Are The Best Year-End Investments?  [View article]
    Agree it may be oil. At one point there was a shortage of tanker railcars, ones being built were already spoken for by the oil industry. No longer.
    Nov 22, 2015. 09:04 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Weighing The Week Ahead: What Are The Best Year-End Investments?  [View article]
    During the Reagan era, I was refinancing a home and was asked how much I wanted. I said enough to cover the mortgage. The assessor replied "Some people want to finance his and her's Mercedes". Times haven't changed!
    Nov 22, 2015. 08:29 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
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