Category Archive for "Economy" | John Rothe | Portfolio Manager, Quant, Tech Geek, And Sometime Superhero To My Kids

Friday Morning Reads

The Real Story Of The Devastating Currency Collapse That Still Haunts Europe Today -BusinessInsider Weekly Unemployment Claims at 388K, Correcting Last Week's Anomaly -dshort AT&T Joins Verizon in Sending Piracy Alerts to Customers - Bloomberg 8 states with the best 529 plans - InvestmentNews 1987: A Computer Lesson Still Unlearned - NYTimes Excerpt:Why I Left Goldman Sachs - Dealbreaker

Thursday Morning Reads

(image via  Mike_fleming) A few articles I found of interest this morning: Morgan Stanley's Billion Dollar Loss - Marketwatch U.S. to Get Downgraded Amid Fiscal ‘Theater,’ Pimco Says - Bloomberg RIP ThinkEquity - WSJ Is the consumer coming back? - BusinessInsider Are we in a "rational" bubble? - Minyanville Revenge of the Nerds, Wall St Edition - TheStreet Another 1987 market crash? - Michael Belkin ...

What’s Next For The US Economy?

Great presentation from Bloomberg Brief Economics featuring their outlook for the rest of 2012. Highlights from author Joseph Brusuelas include: growth to slow to 1.5 percent in the fourth quarter risk that unemployment could tick up to 8 percent again by the end of the year the Fiscal Cliff has increased the risk of a recession there is a noticeable pullback ...

Private vs Government Job Trends

via: Chart of the Day: The latest jobs report came out today with the Labor Department reporting that nonfarm payrolls (jobs) increased by 114,000 in addition to the unemployment rate dropping to 7.8% for the month of September. Today's chart provides some insight into the current US job market by comparing the percentage change in total nonfarm ...

Chart of the Day: Gas Prices Are Rising (Again)

via Chart of the Day: Today's chart provides some long-term perspective in regards to gasoline prices by presenting the inflation-adjusted US price of one gallon of gasoline since 1980. There are a couple points of interest from today's chart. For one, Middle East crises are often associated with major swings in the price of gasoline. Also, ...

Housing Market Trends

The REALTORS® Confidence Index Report and Market Outlook for July is out. The report gives a great overview of housing market trends. (via Mr. T in DC) REALTORS® Confidence Index The REALTORS® Confidence Index is a key indicator of housing market strength based on a monthly survey of over 50,000 real estate practitioners. Practitioners are asked about their ...

Fed Meeting Notes And QE3

Want to know what  Ben Bernanke and the Fed are thinking? The most recent FOMC notes have been released. (image flickr/Medill DC) Key Highlights of the FOMC's July Meeting Yesterday, the Federal Reserve released their notes from the most recent FOMC meeting. It seems that there was a much greater discussion on QE3 than previously thought. QE3 - ...