Month: December 2009

Initial Claims – WOW Only 452,000! (wink)

So, we are to be pleased that the initial claims are not as bad as they have been. We are to be happy with the fact that we are still over 450,000 each week, but better than the 700,000 we saw earlier in the year.

We are also told that it...

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Links and Reading for December 23rd

Some of the more interesting and important items for December 23rd :

Home sales crater as subsidy wanes – This was expected (but apparently not by the economists)
Balloon Boy’s Parents Get Jail Time – GOOD!
Schumer Says Every State Received Special Treatment in Senate Health Bill – Does that make...

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Richmond Fed – Business Conditions Continue to Falter

The Richmond Fed survey of business conditions and manufacturing continues to falter. There is a disconnect as we are seeing a division in the three series that are usually correlated. Only the Philly Fed continues to show strength. It will be interesting to see the next reading from...

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DHUnplugged #45 – 3 C’s: Climate, Congress and China

Here is our latest conversation . new insights for anyone who invests in anything. This week we highlight a discussion about specific stocks to examine, Congress, Health Care and more. Plus: 2 stocks – a long and a short…

NEW! We are now tracking the stocks that Andrew recommends each...

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Existing Home Sales: What We Expect Next

Existing home sales are moving higher as many buyers are racing to get what they thought was the end of the tax break. Mortgage rates are expected to go higher and prices may never be cheaper… at least that is what is going through the minds of many...

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