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This is becoming a stock pickers market

After an 8 year long rebound where it’s been easy to make a substantial total return by just buying the SP 500 Etf, I believe you must be looking into a stock picking strategy that involves filtering financial statements of quality companies. 207 more words

Macro Economics

South Africa’s Economy Slips into a Recession

The technical definition of a recession is two consecutive quarters of negative growth (real GDP quarter-on-quarter).

According to the latest report from Statistics South Africa (STATSSA) the economy contracted by 0.3% in Q4 of 2016 and by 0.7% in Q1 of 2017. 452 more words



In mid 2017, many people are wondering where to find assets at reasonable prices. In a previous post I have expressed my preference to favor 4 to 6 % yield stocks with good economic moat profile. 17 more words

Macro Economics

The Declining Treasury Yield Curve—Recession Looming?

Financial FAQs

We are basically at full employment with a 4.4 percent unemployment rate, which should tell us we are nearing the end of this growth cycle. 631 more words

Weekly Financial News

Physician Shortage -- no end in sight

The above chart is from data just released from the National Resident Matching Program.  This is about doctors who completed medical school and now according to their preferences are matched with training programs in various specialties.   375 more words

Macro Economics

Healthcare Standstill -- poor prognosis

So, what’s the problem with US healthcare?  What’s the fix?  What’s the medication for the ailing health system?

Start over.  Begin again.  Throw out the mess. 276 more words

Macro Economics