Tag: us economy

Trump’s First Year [CHART]

Trump’s First Year [CHART]

Key Takeaways The Dow’s 28.5% advance during the year after the election ranks as one of the best ever. Current technical conditions suggest that the bullish trend in equities could continue into 2018, and potential dips may present buying opportunities. […]

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Will A Robot Take Your Job? These Startups Hope So

A strange dichotomy is at work in the US economy. Consumer confidence is off-the-charts high, spending is ramping up, the job market is tight, and household wealth-to-income ratios have never been higher. Yet there’s a nagging sense the good times […]

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Getting Old Is Not For Wimps

Considering I don’t own equities, it may come as a surprise that I believe the operating environment for most businesses is satisfactory. As I wrote last quarter, “Based on the operating results of my opportunity set, I continue to believe […]

Can The US Economy Sustain 3% Growth?

Can The US Economy Sustain 3% Growth?

FORECASTS & TRENDS E-LETTER by Gary D. Halbert October 31, 2017 How the US Economy Can Sustain 3% Growth The Economy Was Stronger Than Expected in the 3Q New Home Sales Surged to 10-Year High in September September Durable Goods […]

Excessive Regulation Is A Huge Tax

Excessive Regulation Is A Huge Tax

FORECASTS & TRENDS E-LETTER by Gary D. Halbert October 10, 2017 The US Economy Lost 33,000 Jobs in September House Passes $4.1 Trillion Budget – Matches Record High America’s Onerous & Rising Regulatory Burden Special Report: The Growth Potential of […]

The Illusion Of Prosperity

The Illusion Of Prosperity

For the last 50 years, the consumer, that means you and me, have been the most powerful force driving the U.S. economy. Household spending now accounts for almost 70% of economic growth, about 10% more than it did in 1971. […]

Is The US Economy Doing Just Fine?

Is The US Economy Doing Just Fine?

With or without Trump’s help, the US economy is doing just fine. What does that mean for the US stock market? Consider Urban Carmel: “No Reason to Suspect Bull Market Has Ended” “The reality is that bull markets end when […]

The US Economy Is Finally Gaining Momentum

The US Economy Is Finally Gaining Momentum

Various Economic Indicators Show Improvement Consumer Spending at a Nine-Year High in July Gallup Job Creation Index Back at Record High Gallup Economic Confidence Index Trending Higher July Retail Sales Better Than Expected + Upward Revisions  Fed Minutes Should Provide […]