Posts By: xcite

The missing link in current Trickle Down Economics

Also known as “Supply-side Economics” applies more directly to fiscal policy, but its principles still apply to our current state of monetary policy.  On the bright side, I made you look .   Corporate profits over the last several years have soared, however personal income and subsequent spending have stayed…
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Stimulus abound, but how helpful will it really be???

Much of the last 5 years of growth we’ve seen has been tied to monetary stimulus.  The good news is that we’ve seen our economy rebound tremendously from the lows of 2008, the bad news is that it unfortunately can be compared to a drug addiction.  Our “Free Market” is…
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Deflation is the enemy!

As of late I have been addressing the issues we have with inflation quite frequently.  I thought it might be nice to discuss why a lack of inflation is truly a problem.   No one likes inflation!  I have never met a client that said, “A loaf a bread use…
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Super Draghi!

Super Draghi, a Central Banker with the tools to wipe out the risk of deflation, strengthen the European economy, and provide short term stability to bond investors… and he doesn’t even have to rescue a princess or race go-karts…   Okay, so it was a bit of a stretch, but…
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Spring thaw… for most of the country

As I watch snow fall outside my office in Monument, CO I’m forced to remember that winter has come to a close for the majority of the nation.  I force this reminder on myself because it is reflected in upbeat economic data reported over the last week.  Data that supports…
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The Fed Effect

Every week economic data surprises in one direction or the other.  As of late (late being the last 14 months or so), the market often times re-acts in a manner that is contradictory to what would be expected… why?   Economic reports offer us insight into the direction of the…
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GDP, Jobs, and Profits

Economic data over the last week was conflicted.  GDP for the 1st quarter had a weak underscore, while much of the data for the start of the 2nd quarter shows a strong rebound.   GDP Disappointing GDP data for the US during the 1st quarter is likely to get worse. …
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Why I cry over spilled milk…

Yes, you can clean up spilled milk in no time… and yes, spilling milk is not the end of the world; but as many of you would probably agree, the cost of groceries has started to inch up again.  I don’t cry over spilled milk for the work that it…
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Sell in May stayed away!

The adage goes, ‘Sell in May and go away.’ Quite frequently we see the year start with lots of energy just to have that momentum derailed in May.  Whether it be the result of geopolitical concerns, weak first quarter economic results, natural disasters, etc.  This year these things were averted…
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