A stagnant economy and a booming stock market, destined to realign eventually

Summary: Nothing has changed during the past year, except that the US stock market has zoomed to near-record valuations, With no visible support in Fed policy, or corporate and economic fundamentals. The economy remains locked in slow growth. The exciting growth stories are mostly noise or cherries picked from the flood of economic numbers. Are … Continue reading A stagnant economy and a booming stock market, destined to realign eventually

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The Red Warning Flags In Today’s Employment Report

Summary: the key things to know about today's job report.  (Second of two posts today.) The December job numbers show that nothing has changed. The US economy remains locked in slow gear, slowly slowing. The exciting stories about growth are mostly noise or cherries picked from the flood of economic numbers. Combined with a hawkish … Continue reading The Red Warning Flags In Today’s Employment Report

Three important things to see in today’s jobs report

Slow Economic Growth

The monthly jobs report creates a flood of exciting news stories.  Most of these discuss small fluctuations in its many numbers, most of which are just statistical noise. Here are three things you need to know about job and wage growth. They are the key trends seldom mentioned in the news. See my full report … Continue reading Three important things to see in today’s jobs report