All posts tagged "calculated risk"

  • ISM Data
    ISM Data Propels Stocks to Higher Ground

    The stock market took off earlier today with the major averages approaching their highs for the year as a report showed economic strength. Positive ISM data appeared to be the catalyst for the unexpected upward thrust which...

    • Posted May 1, 2012
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  • Jobs Are Still Not There

    Calculated Risk’s chart of job losses in percentage terms shows the ugly depth of this recession. An adjusted line factoring out census hiring is included. Marshall Brain previously predicted this sort of weakness in the labor market...

    • Posted August 8, 2010
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  • Bad Jobs Report….Again

    Unemployment in this recession is the highest in 26 years. The economy is still losing jobs at a rate of over 2 million annually, and the unemployment rate is above 10%. Yesterday’s report was worse than expected,...

    • Posted November 7, 2009
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  • Scary Employment Chart Graphically Depicts the Depth of Predicament

    Calculated Risk has posted a chart of job losses encountered during all of the post WWII recessions. The chart indicates the current recession is dire for workers and there is no sign in the employment data that...

    • Posted October 5, 2009
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  • Housing Signaling a False Dawn?

    Henry Blodgett writes the recent positive housing numbers in the words of Whitney Tilson, are just, “the mother of all head fakes.” Blodgett also provides the opinions of Calculated Risk and Mark Hanson, who both argue that...

    • Posted August 1, 2009
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  • Employment at a Nadir?

    Calculated Risk has posted an interesting chart comparing declines in employment from the peak in all the post World War II recessions. All the previous recessions had hit their bottom in employment at this juncture in the...

    • Posted June 6, 2009
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  • Calculated Risk and Doug Short Put the Rally in Perspective

    Click on graphs for larger image: The first graph, “Four Bad Bears,” is from Doug Short of dshort.com. The S&P 500 is up 34% from the bottom, and still off 42% from the peak. Note that the...

    • Posted May 5, 2009
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  • 60 Years of GDP Declines Shows How Serious This Is

    Calculated Risk recently posted a chart which indicates how serious the current decline in economic activity is and how far away we are from the technical definition of a depression. Click on chart for larger image in...

    • Posted May 5, 2009
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