Expecting Poor Employment Data

Here at "A Dash" one of our specialties is labor economics.  While most take a superficial perspective, we try to educate readers about labor dynamics. You do not see this on TV, nor in the regular MSM sources. Some Facts Do you know these facts? There are currently about 3 million job openings; Job creation […]

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Bank Failures: Not a Significant Indicator

A bank failure is news.  It is clearly negative news.  What does this information really mean? Bank failures are a concurrent indicator of the recession.  The rate of failures is bad, but not as bad as the Savings and Loan crisis.  Take a look at this chart from featured site Calculated Risk in an article […]

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Monitoring the Economy

Nearly all of us are consumers of economic information and data.  We are interested because economic strength leads to corporate profits and higher stock prices.  We need to know! The key issue is pretty simple.  Many question the "second derivative" rally in stocks.  Their point is that economic data are bad, very bad.  Evidence showing […]

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Successful Financial Blogging

Let us suppose that one wants to start a successful financial blog.  The start up costs are low, so many will take a shot at this. What defines success? Part of our experience is advising early-stage companies.  It is a good model for a blog.  What should one do? Learn the market.  The blogger needs […]

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Does Blogging Enable Market Manipulation?

The greatest strength of financial blogs is also a potential weakness.  There is so much information that readers frequently rely upon the interpretation of the writer.  Most people do not click through to the supporting links.  They go to their favorite sources for information, and generally rely upon the interpretation of the writer. We know […]

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