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Does “Considerable” Make its Last Appearance? $

Does “Considerable” Make its Last Appearance?  $

Tomorrow may see the last of “considerable”; and here’s why. This word has been code or Fed speak for the decision not to hike interest rates for at least six…

Housing Starts Struggle in November $

Housing Starts Struggle in November  $

The housing sector delivered us some disappointing news for November. Here are the top details on housing: Housing starts fell 1.6% month over month in November. They came in at…

So Much to Watch

So Much to Watch

We seem to have fallen back into a period in which the events worldwide are trumping events in the United States. And that makes it tough for many of us…

Does the US Suffer from Corruption? $

Does the US Suffer from Corruption?   $

There are few subjects that evoke more passionate responses than that of corruption. It would seem to be simple to define but it is anything but. There are some broad…

The World Can’t Handle Another Two Years of “Ho Hum” $

The World Can’t Handle Another Two Years of “Ho Hum”   $

It seems like most of us have been waiting for something.   “Just wait till the mid-terms are over”.   “Just wait till we get through this sequester situation”.  …

4 Year Copper Chart a Warning Sign? $

4 Year Copper Chart a Warning Sign?  $

Call it weakness in the IT sector or call it a sign that global economic weakness might be worse than we thought. Whatever your view of copper is, the chart…

Economic Blasts

Economic Blasts

Boehner Will Not Push Internet Sales Tax Bill through House. Speaker Boehner will not push a bill to the floor of the House before the end of the year. The…

News and Economic Releases to Dominate Activity $

News and Economic Releases to Dominate Activity  $

Just one glance at the economic calendar at right and anyone can quickly see that this is going to be a busy 7 days. We don’t typically write much about…

Just How Much Trouble is OPEC In? $

Just How Much Trouble is OPEC In?  $

We’ve been looking for a decided source on the break-even point of oil. And although we can’t get a definitive answer for the US (estimated to be $75 a barrel)…

Putin Aims at US, Figuratively and Literally $

Putin Aims at US, Figuratively and Literally  $

You might be tired of hearing us and others discuss the growing threat of Russia against the country. That’s only because if you paid attention to our note a couple…

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