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Tag Archives: stock market
Have you ever been burned by a stock adviser’s recommendation? You’re not alone. It turns out the advice from so-called stock experts is no better than a flip of a coin. In the Wall Street Journal David Weidner reports: “Of the 65 … Continue reading
Is There an Association between the President’s Party and Party Control of Congress and Economic Growth? Conventional wisdom suggests that Republicans do a better job with the economy than Democrats. We will examine existing evidence to see if the data … Continue reading
Michael Norman, JTF chief economist, provides a number of metrics to evaluate the effectiveness of the stimulus program (aka American Recovery Act). Each graph below has a horizontal axis ranging from March 2007 to March 2012. In addition Norman has … Continue reading
Numerous scholars have identified various factors associated with growing levels of income inequality. This is a summary of some, not all, of the more prevalent evidence-based studies. Stock Market, Rise of Financial Sector and Finance Driven Technology Boom. Galbraith (2012) places a … Continue reading
Worldwide Stock Markets: Good and Bad News The good news is the United States is among four countries who have recovered their stock market values from the crash in 2007-09. The three other countries are Mexico, Singapore and Sweden. The … Continue reading
Here’s a graph depicting the performance of the stock market over the past 22 years, as measured by closing prices of S&P 500, excluding dividends. It looks like at least a lost decade! Source: Calculated Risk.