Salaries Are on the Rise

Salaries Are on the Rise

The lede:  US employers are stepping on the accelerator — and that’s lifting average salaries and fueling record raises across many sectors. For the typical American worker, pay increases could soon surge past 4 percent or 5 percent for the year, according to labor...
Investors Have The Jitters

Investors Have The Jitters

Investors sentiment has slumped sharply over the last two weeks, even without as much as a 5% correction(SP 500 Index-lowest daily close this month= -4.8% from the 2019 high). AAII bullish sentiment has cratered 18% since May 10th.  That’s the steepest two week...
Four For Four

Four For Four

The S&P 500 Index began 2019 with four straight weekly gains.  Is this a strong positive for the remainder of the year?  It certainly is. Great stats from Ryan Detrick:  The final eight months of the year, after a strong start like we’ve had in 2019, have...
It’s The End of The World

It’s The End of The World

Well, at least it feels that way… The stock market is correcting.  No surprise.  At today’s close the S&P 500 Index is off 5.2% from the 2019 highs.  Since the start of the current bull market in 2009 the S&P 500 has now undergone 24 such...
US Jobs Machine Continues To Hum

US Jobs Machine Continues To Hum

The Numbers: The U.S. added 263,000 new hires in April, easily beating Wall Street expectations of 190,000. The unemployment rate fell to 3.6% vs. 3.8% expected and the lowest since December 1969. More:  The U.S. jobs machine kept humming along in April, adding a...