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One Man’s Opinon: US Markets Historically Have Performed Better With A Democratic President And A Republican Congress

US equities will only get stronger from here and the strongest six months is yet to come, said Sam Stovall, Chief Equity Strategist at Standard & Poor’s. The seasonal period of November through April has outperformed May through October by … Continue reading

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One Man’s Opinion: Are Wages Stuck Because Of Slack In The Labor Market?

The latest jobs report showed US labor force participation rate rose to 59.2 percent in October, the highest since July 2009. Yet the US economy needs to add another 5 million jobs to really reach the pre-recession employment levels, said … Continue reading

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One Man’s Opinion: Do US Bond Yields Reflect A Deflationary Global Environment?

The Japanese economy is growing at less than 1 percent while annual inflation rate is hovering around a paltry 1.2 percent. The Bank of Japan wants to go all in, which explains the BoJ’s latest decision to launch an open-ended … Continue reading

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One Man’s Opinion: Will Capital Expenditures Rise In Sectors That Can Take Advantage Of Cheap US Energy Prices?

The US economy is held back by slow growth in exports amid other struggling major economies, said Russ Koesterich, chief investment strategist at BlackRock Inc.  For much of the last 20 years, the US consumers have been the engine of … Continue reading

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One Man’s Opinion: Will The US Economy Face Headwinds From Europe And China?

Major US indexes witnessed a decline this week despite domestic data showing a firming-up of the economy as US markets are in the middle of a technical correction, said Mohamed El-Erian, chief economic advisor at Allianz and the former CEO … Continue reading

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One Man’s Opinion: Can The US Economy Grow At A Robust Pace Despite Global Weakness?

The International Monetary Fund recently slashed global growth forecast amid slowdown in Europe and weakness in Japan. But lackluster global growth is unlikely to snuff-out the US bright spot, said Rick Reider, chief investment officer for fixed-income at BlackRock Inc. … Continue reading

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