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Closing the Gap

June 19, 2020

It appears that the S&P 500 has settled into a trading range after making a run at its all-time high earlier this month.  The index currently sits about 8% from record [...]

The Paradox of Thrift

June 4, 2020

We received some fairly stunning data out of the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) last Friday.  The government agency reported that Personal Income rose at a huge 11.7% [...]

The Rainy Day Fund

August 15, 2018

Every five years the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) publishes revised economic data that is derived through improved survey methodologies. Sometimes the new and improved [...]

Show Me the Growth!

November 9, 2017

Last week’s news that the economy grew at a 3% pace for the second straight quarter has led to a lot of optimism about the economy finally breaking out to the upside. [...]

Not Bad By Farr

July 23, 2009

The second quarter earnings season is unfolding better than expected. However, our well-voiced concerns over revenue shortfalls are proving well-founded. Currency headwinds [...]