Tag: United States

US Economy 2014

The direction of the economy has been really weak.  The economy has been growing at a pace of about half of what the historical average is – as the New Year approaches. This slow growth may keep the Federal Reserve “printing” money at just over $1 Trillion per year. Recently however, we are beginning to

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Should the Federal Reserve taper its bond buying program?

Since Quantitative Easing 3(QE3) started in September2012 the Federal Reserve  began purchasing 40 billion dollars worth of mortgage-backed securities a month. Four short  months later they started buying an additional $45 billion dollars worth of treasury bonds each month for a grand total of $85 billion a month.  The theory behind this plan is: the

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SolarCity & The Push for Solar Power

SolarCity (NASDAQ: SCTY) is a solar energy provider for both the residential, commercial and governmental sectors. The company, founded in 2006, designs, installs and manages solar energy systems to provide customers clean energy at a more affordable price than what is offered by their local grid-based energy providers. A Unique System: SolarCity installs solar panel

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Bad Time to Catch a Cold

Is it about health or politics, or both? Do you remember the statement: “If you like your plan, you can keep your plan,” a line Obama used  to sell the bill and kept using this year to promote his healthcare law. According to UCLA Center for Health Policy Research approximately 14 million Americans, roughly 4.9%

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The Unknown “Jinx” Month

The financial industry keeps this little know fact a secret. I will tell you this little secret, which will make you a more cautious investor. Throughout the history of the United States financial market there has been one month that has caused the following crashes: 1929 – Black Thursday / The Great Depression 1987 –

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Financial Powerhouses Get Married

Have you heard of the NASDAQ OMX? How about Thomson Reuters? If you haven’t, well, have you seen what trillions of dollars can do? Honestly, I have no idea what trillions of dollars can do also. These financial giants are global leaders. Thomson Reuters claims they are “the world’s leading source of intelligent information for

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Laws of the Land

I’ve thought for about a week on writing an article like this because the blog might lose readers but, I apologize in advance. The government shutdown and sequestration has effected everyone, not just the 800,000+ people that are currently unemployed due to this shutdown. Tim’s article explains what the shutdown means and I encourage you

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What You Want to Know About the Shutdown

So the federal government has again shutdown. The last time this happened was during President Clinton’s administration in the mid-1990’s. Well what does this exactly mean? I’ll tell you. The federal government is shutdown but that only means that those deemed as non-essential employees are being furloughed. All of the laws, speed limits, and the

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