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The Economy Slows; The Real “New Normal”

The virus’ resurgence has caused more business disruptions, raising the specter of a renewed economic slowdown.  Spending and income numbers have mainly been negative in Q4, and the much hoped for stimulus relief package is now stuck on the president’s desk. The Economy “Drop in Spending, Higher Claims Cloud Outlook for Growth,” WSJ, 12/24/20, A1. Restaurants: -3.7% November (M/M); -0.6% October Hotels/Motels: -8.7% November (M/M); -4.4% October Movie Theaters: -17.2% …Read More

How inflation may force millennials to reconsider risk

Originally published on Marketwatch.com http://www.marketwatch.com/story/how-inflation-may-force-millennials-to-reconsider-risk-2014-12-02?dist=afterbell Millennials are people born after 1980. I’ve seen sources that give differing dates, but I think being born between about 1980 and 2000 qualifies you as a millennial. Pew Research has done some interesting polling and found that millennials grew up with technology, like video games, send lots of text messages and tend to get married later. They also put off homeownership until later in …Read More