Blog posts

  • Please, Mr. Geithner, stop helping!

    November 17, 2011
    Timothy Geithner, Treasury Secretary, recently addressed a CEO Council in Washington and said that the US economy is “still so weakened” and that Congress should do “substantial, powerful things now to makes growth stronger in the near term.” Mr. Secretary, why would this work now when there is no...

  • Focusing on the Opportunities

    November 15, 2011
    Financial problems are mounting in Europe. The global financial markets react rather violently to whichever way sentiment seems to be leaning. While we understand that mounting debt issues among sovereign European nations pose a threat to global financial stability, we also think that the market’s...

  • A Question of Trust

    November 10, 2011
    Danger of an EU recession increased on Wed and the world inched closer to another round of banking issues that would negatively impact the US as well as the EU. Evidence of that increased danger occurred when Italy Bonds Yields jumped to over 7.0%, an unusual event for a major economy.  ITR...

  • Jobs and Reality

    November 6, 2011
    The media reported that 80,000 jobs were created in October in the Civilian Labor Force (non-farm) and the news was called disappointing and one source called it dismal. Don’t believe it. First, that was the seasonally adjusted number, which is not our first choice. We prefer the un-adjusted...