Category Archives: Economy

Essential Facts About the Federal Budget – WSJ.com

Essential Facts About the Federal Budget – WSJ.com.

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Is the Finance Sector Too Big? | Leeds on Finance

Is the Finance Sector Too Big? | Leeds on Finance. 3. While financial development creates value, there comes a point at which it starts to cause problems.  His research shows that financial development creates value until this sector’s employment becomes … Continue reading

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Investors Testing Limits of Defense – WSJ.com

Investors Testing Limits of Defense – WSJ.com. Investors are flocking to stocks of large, dividend-paying companies, particularly those seen as less vulnerable to a slowing economy or turmoil in Europe. But their popularity has pushed these so-called defensive stocks to … Continue reading

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IMF World Economic Outlook (WEO) Update — New Setbacks, Further Policy Action Needed, July 2012

IMF World Economic Outlook (WEO) Update — New Setbacks, Further Policy Action Needed, July 2012.

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Thoughts From the IMF | Leeds on Finance

Thoughts From the IMF | Leeds on Finance. 7. Notice that U.S. equities have significantly outperformed other major indices.  See chart below.

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LIBOR: The Worst Financial Scandal Ever?

LIBOR: The Worst Financial Scandal Ever?.

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For Most, Tax Rates Hit Lows in 2009 – WSJ.com

For Most, Tax Rates Hit Lows in 2009 – WSJ.com. For example, the middle quintile of earners—with average before-tax incomes of $64,300—saw their average federal tax rate fall to 11.1% from 11.6% a year earlier. The bottom quintile—with average before-tax … Continue reading

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Unnatural Monopolies vs. the Benefit of Competition – Barrons.com

Unnatural Monopolies vs. the Benefit of Competition – Barrons.com.

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Eye on the Market, March 8, 2012

Eye on the Market, March 8, 2012 (attached pdf easier to read this week) Topics: How our portfolio allocations compare to others; A Very Long Year in Provence (France); California vs Greece In the midst of the largest monetary and fiscal … Continue reading

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JP Morgan Eye on the Market: Dire Straits

Eye on the Market, February 27, 2012 [the attached PDF is much easier to read this week, particularly if you are interested in the energy science implications of last week’s press release from the House Minority Leader] Topics: oil markets and … Continue reading

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