All posts tagged "unemployment"

  • Optimism is Back, But it May Be Fleeting

    The stock market staged an impressive comeback last week after spending nearly two months on the defensive. Some decisiveness on the Greek problem and a couple of positive economic reports were enough to send the bears sprinting...

    • Posted July 5, 2011
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  • Obama Could Learn From FDR

    Nick Taylor in the opinion section of the L. A. Times writes about a jobs plan based on FDR’s Work Progress Administration (WPA) that could both ease unemployment and improve America’s crumbling infrastructure. The lesson for Obama...

    • Posted September 11, 2010
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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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  • Tremors Before the Fall

    The market has been on an almost uninterrupted rise since early March 2009, more than a year ago. Stocks such as Wyndam Worldwide (WYN) and Brunswick (BC) have risen 10-fold from the bottom. However, the balance sheets...

    • Posted April 28, 2010
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  • This Recession is Still a Bear

    Calculated Risk has been posting a very telling graph of employment conditions experienced in the post World War 2 recessions. Although beginning to level out, job losses are still stunningly evident from this picture: Click on image...

    • Posted April 18, 2010
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  • Doug Kass: Retail Stocks Should be Shorted

    Doug Kass believes the consumer will be weak and can’t support the earnings of retailing stocks: The unemployment picture will remain weaker for a longer period of time than is expected as corporations do without more workers...

    • Posted February 10, 2010
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  • Gary Shilling Doesn’t Expect Much Growth in Next Decade

    Gary Shilling forecasts an average annual 2% growth in GDP over the next 10 years which is below the 3.3% level needed to keep unemployment stable.

    • Posted February 10, 2010
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  • Bob Doll Provides Predictions for 2010

    Like Byron Wien, Bob Doll, BlackRock Vice Chairman, was very accurate in forecasting what would happen in 2009. Doll tries his luck again with 12 predictions for 2010: -S&P 500 probable level of 1250 -Sees emerging markets...

    • Posted January 7, 2010
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  • Byron Wien’s 10 Surprises for 2010

    Byron Wien, Vice Chairman, Blackstone Advisory Services, has revealed his surprise predictions for the coming year after a very good record of seeing the future last year. The predictions below are far removed from Doug Kass’s long...

    • Posted January 6, 2010
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  • Peter Schiff’s Top Three Predictions

    Peter Schiff was on CNBC with his outlook for 2010. Schiff predicts higher interest rates, higher unemployment and higher inflation. Schiff sees commodities and foreign stocks outperforming. Schiff also forecasts a weaker dollar with a possible currency...

    • Posted January 5, 2010
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