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millennial investing

Paper Chase: Millennial Investing

  Middle east tension has resulted in rising oil prices with crude reaching their highest levels.   Retail sales rose 4.3% which was lower than what economists expected. It’s an important number for it tells us about demand of consumers who make up 2/3 of the economy.   Tesla has...

World

Paper Chase: Who Run The World? (Girls)

  217,000 jobs were created last month as the unemployment rate remained at 6.3% marking a return to pre recession levels for total employment meaning we have recovered 8.7 million jobs. The report is roughly what economists expected.   The Fed’s beige book showed stronger economic growth especially in manufacturing....

Driverless Car

Paper Chase: Driverless Cars

Equity markets are still riding record highs on hopes of improving economy, and the market shrugged off GDP contraction of -.1% in the first quarter which was largely blamed on the weather. Economists fully expect the economy to bounce back in the 2nd quarter.   Home prices continued to rise...

Paper Chase: Merger Mania

  Merger Mania   Merger and acquisition activity is up 60% this year as there has been 603 billion dollars in deals.   Congress has promised to hold hearings on AT&T which has a proposed 48.6 billion dollar deal to merge with Directv. This is months after Comcast merged with...

financial advisor

Paper Chase: Financial Advisor?

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen testified in front of the House and Senate saying that the economy is improving though there is a long way to go. As we have discussed ad nauseum, this signals to the markets that interest rates will remain low for long term which has been...

Give and Take

Paper Chase: Give and Take

  The market has been on a roller coaster ride over the past couple of weeks with momentum stocks and earnings driving volatility. Retail sales rose by 1.13%, the biggest increase since September 2012 and was ahead of analysts’ expectations. This is important because consumers are 2/3 of the American...

Cord

Paper Chase: Cutting The Cord

  The drop in the market over the past month was due to concerns about valuation of momentum stocks. Recently released FOMC (Federal Open Market Committee) notes state there will be no short term rate hike until 2015, the 6.5% unemployment target rate is outdated, and the fed will have...