Category Archives: Economics

The Economy Heads South

  Today’s ugly retail sales and industrial production data knocked 50 bps off the Atlanta Fed’s GDP Now forecast for Q2 GDP, now down to 1.1 percent.   That’s a big decline compared to the recent Q1 3.2 percent print, which … Continue reading

Posted in Economics, Uncategorized | Tagged | 1 Comment

How Strong Is The U.S. Economy?

Not as strong as many, including President Trump believes.   GDP growth and even the jobs data, including the unemployment rate, though fairly sunny, look deceptively strong and need a deeper look, which we have provided for you over the … Continue reading

Posted in Economics, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | 11 Comments

The Case For Free Trade

The Marxists and Socialists are winning the day, folks.   Apologies for the simpleton buzzwords but they are all the rage these days. The escalation of the trade war is bad, bad, bad news and could if we are not careful, … Continue reading

Posted in China, Economics, Trade War, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment

No Labor Infrastructure For $2 Trillion Infrastructure Spend

Democratic congressional leaders announced Tuesday after a meeting with President Donald Trump that an agreement had been reached on the price tag for a potential infrastructure plan: $2 trillion.  — CNN We are reposting and a piece we wrote a … Continue reading

Posted in Economics, Fiscal Policy, Uncategorized | Tagged , , | 2 Comments

Q1 2019 GDP = “Stranger Things”

It is always prudent to look under the hood after a big unexpected beat or miss on a major headline economic number. Never so relevant than Friday’s GDP report, which blew out expectations, and appears right out of Stranger Things.  … Continue reading

Posted in Economics, Uncategorized | Tagged , , | 6 Comments

World’s Fastest Growing Economies

We have updated the GDP growth rates for the 2019 and the 2020 forecasts and ranked the world’s fastest growing economies in the ginormous table below.  The data are from the April 2019 IMF’s World Economic Outlook.  

Posted in Economics, Uncategorized | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Non-alcoholic Beers Ready To Roll?

Gotta find a good company or some crafties to bet on.  A good draft frosty without the batteries will satisfy a yuuge overlooked market. The FT’s Leila Abboud and Al Gilmour put alcohol-free and low-alcohol beers to the test, tasting … Continue reading

Posted in Economics, Uncategorized | Tagged | Leave a comment

The Most Successful “Garage Band” Companies

That we are aware of… Apple Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak had withdrawn from Reed College and UC Berkeley respectively by 1975. Wozniak designed a video terminal that he could use to log on to the minicomputers at Call Computer. Alex Kamradt commissioned the design and sold … Continue reading

Posted in Economics, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Free Rider Problem

DTTFI – Desperately trying to fix it! 

Posted in Economics, Uncategorized | Tagged | Leave a comment

Ray Dalio says wealth inequality is a national emergency

The founder of the most successful hedge fund in the world says capitalism needs to be reformed and that the American dream is lost.  – 60 Minutes Click here for the full interview

Posted in Economics, Politics, Uncategorized, Whales | Tagged , , | Leave a comment