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Government Economic Data?

Any attempt by investors to strategize based on government data should consider that virtually all announced monthly statistics are subject to almost endless revisions, some of which may be substantial.  It is also clear that the media will precede actual announcements with a seemingly endless and widely diverse array of projections, followed by a minute […]

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Scalability

Wikipedia defines scalability as the capability of a system, network or process to handle a growing amount of work, or its potential to be enlarged in order to accommodate that growth. This is an important concept for investors.  In a business setting, scalability defines a system whose performance improves after additional investment proportionally to the […]

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The Minimum Wage Dilemma

The issue of raising the minimum wage has always been controversial and with the run up to the November 2016 elections, the rhetoric has become more pervasive and heated.  This is an important issue for investors and, to a lesser extent, consumers. It seems that the pros and cons of the matter can be summarized as […]

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Fed Watching

It appears that, after reviewing the latest comments from the Fed, the majority of prognosticators continue to believe that the Fed is likely to modestly increase interest rates at the September meeting.  Apparently these expectations come despite some real questions as to whether economic conditions actually warrant higher interest rates.  Consider: Inflation appears to be running […]

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