Jobs, jobs, jobs

Just reading the Sunday paper(s)………

PG is focusing on veterans in the SW Pennsylvania in a set of articles today: Weak economy, lack of opportunities have returning vets fighting for jobs.  A different angle, but last year some colleagues looked at: The Impact of Veterans Returning to the Pittsburgh Region.  I myself am amazed at . . . → Read More: Jobs, jobs, jobs

Silver Miners Building for Breakout: Chris Marchese

The health of the U.S. economy may not be quite as robust as some government statistics indicate and more stimulus could be on the way, despite what the Fed may be saying. Regardless of which way the economy goes, Chris Marchese, contributor to The Morgan Report, tells us in this exclusive interview with . . . → Read More: Silver Miners Building for Breakout: Chris Marchese

The Curious Case of Liquidity Traps and Missing Collateral - Part 1

The debate is on! Are we in a liquidity trap and if so what should we do? Why is the financial system depleted of collateral and what does this mean? Should policy makers and central banks be even more “irresponsible” [1] and conduct more monetized deficit spending? What does a lack of triple A . . . → Read More: The Curious Case of Liquidity Traps and Missing Collateral – Part 1

Economic Events on April 16, 2012

At 8:30 AM Eastern Time, the Empire State manufacturing index for April will be released. The consensus is that the index value will be 18, which would be 2.21 points lower than the value reported in the previous month.

Also at 8:30 AM Eastern time, the Retail Sales report for March will be released.  . . . → Read More: Economic Events on April 16, 2012