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What Investments Will be Hurt by a Trump Presidency - Part 2

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Friday we published a blog addressing the industries that would benefit from President-elect Trump's campaign proposals. Today, we will focus on the groups who may be hurt by the changes. More

President Elect Donald Trump Influences the Demand for Stocks - Part 1

Friday, November 11, 2016

When I taught economics I looked for current, but historical moments to illustrate fundamental economic principles. Tuesday night's and Wednesday's price movements on the stock markets provide a wonderful lesson in the basic laws of supply and demand. More

State of The Economy - September 2016

Wednesday, November 09, 2016

Within the past few weeks there have been some very encouraging reports pertaining to the economy's health. Real gross domestic product (RGDP) is the most common measure of economic activity. GDP is the market value of all the goods and services manufactured in the country. RGDP is adjusted for inflation. The Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) reported on October 28th that its estimated annual growth rate for third quarter growth in the US economy equals 2.9%. This is up from a rate of 1.4% in the second More

The Great US Recession - Opportunity Amidst Crisis

Monday, November 07, 2016

One of our contributors lives in New York City and tells her story of how the recent recession impacted her life, but ultimately provided an opportunity. More

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