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One Man’s Opinion: Does The June Jobs Report Show That A Rate Hike Is Unlikely This Year?

The latest non-farm payroll report showed the US economy added 223,000 jobs in June, well below expectations for a 245,000 increase, and when the net 60,000 downward revision for the previous two months are factored in, the moot question that … Continue reading

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One Man’s Opinion: Will Equity Markets Provide Double-Digit Returns In The Second Half Of 2015?

Investment Guru Carl Icahn’s recent observation about inflated asset prices and a probable sharp pull-back in equity indices caused some volatility for the stock markets this week. The reality is when investors look at the second half, they have to … Continue reading

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One Man’s Opinion: Will Earnings Expectations Improve After The Second Quarter?

Both the S&P 500 and NASDAQ saw a surge toward the end of the week, and the rally is likely to sustain taking the indexes to the next level, said Brad McMillan, CIO at Commonwealth Financial Network. The economy is … Continue reading

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One Man’s Opinion: Does The Federal Reserve Want Longer-Term Interest Rates To Rise?

Central banks in Europe and Japan have committed quantitative easing worth $1 trillion each while the People’s Bank of China has started with its own easing measures off late. When the money printing stops, liquidity would dry up, further exacerbating … Continue reading

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One Man’s Opinion: Does The US Labor Market Data Indicate Stronger GDP Growth?

The latest nonfarm payrolls data showed the US economy added 280,000 jobs in May, which reassures investors that the jobs trend is clearly above 200,000 gains per month, said Jan Hatzius, chief economist at Goldman Sachs. There was some doubt … Continue reading

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One Man’s Opinion: Is Balance-Sheet Repair Delaying Consumer Spending Pick-Up?

The revised Q1 GDP reading is not indicative of the underlying growth trend in the US economy, said Alan Krueger, professor of Economics and Public Affairs at Princeton University. Investors would be wise to look past the first-quarter numbers as … Continue reading

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