After you watch these timely videos, you'll have a much better appreciation for our suggested conversation tips for this year's Thanksgiving dinner. Because otherwise, it could have been a lot like this:
For many Americans, part of what makes the Thanksgiving holidays such an ordeal from year to year is simply finding something new and interesting to talk about with family members around the dining table. We've decided to make that a lot easier to do this year.
Every three months, in the middle of each financial quarter, we've been taking a snapshot of the earnings per share for the S&P 500 that are expected going forward for as far as Standard & Poor projects them.
The question now is: are the immigration reform wonks smart enough to adopt the rest of our plan for dealing with illegal immigration?
As measured by the year-over-year growth rate of the total value of the goods it imports from the U.S., in September 2014, China's economy sank into recessionary territory.
The October 2014 Employment Situation report was easily the best single jobs report of the past seven years.
Since we were just discussing our counterfactual for GDP in the age of quantitative easing, which involves the nominal values, we thought we'd follow up with our latest projections for real GDP.
On Wednesday, 29 October 2014, the U.S. Federal Reserve released a statement that was considerably modified from its previous statements.
For a lot of people, last week's estimate of GDP for the third quarter of 2014 represented what would be the last bit of major economic news that voters would see going into today's midterm elections.
Now that we've had to go to some effort to work out how the median household income in the U.S. has evolved over the last several months from payroll tax collection data, we're going to put those estimates to work today to get a better insight into the U.S. real estate market for new homes.
Can we use monthly payroll tax collection data to reasonably approximate the median income being earned by U.S. households?
That's a question we realized we could answer as we went about solving a different problem.
Looking forward through the next two weeks, we would anticipate that in the absence of noise or an announcement from the Fed specifying that they will begin hiking short term interest rates in 2015-Q2, which would prompt a shift in focus.
The unfortunate news of the Parliament Hill terrorist incident in Ottawa provides the background for a quick study of the impact that such events can have on the U.S. stock market.
The unfortunate news of yesterday's Parliament Hill terrorist incident in Ottawa provides the background for a quick study of the impact that such events can have on the U.S. stock market.
In fact, it's really pretty rare for investors to maintain any sort of focus on the current quarter in setting stock prices for any sustained period of time.
Who were the major holders of debt issued by the U.S. federal government as of the end of its 2014 fiscal year?
This may surprise a lot of people, mainly because it stands in such contrast to the work product of their journalistic peers, but a lot of financial reporting is pretty well done.wall
Something strange is going on with young adults in the U.S. job market.
It's wrong to use direct statistical analysis to describe how stock prices behave for any really long period of time.
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