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Long Term Trends 2.

Back in 1960, 72.2 percent of households included married couples; in 2012, 50.5 percent of households included married couples.[1] Actually, these stark-appearing numbers get a little blurry the nearer that you approach. 536 more words

The Economy

Long-Term Trends 1.

The United States faces one long-term problem in how to support its existing entitlement programs (Social Security, Medicare/Medicaid) and other discretionary spending as the “Baby Boom” takes up the rocking chair. 560 more words

The Economy

The End Is Nigh

Back home again. Didn’t miss much – the stock market continues to be driven ever higher and higher in the face of massive technical divergences, to say nothing of fundamentals at extremes of overvaluation and risk. 89 more words

Strategy & Scenarios

The erosion of China, are sweet potatoes the culprit?

There has been a lot of attention given to the recent documentary “Under the Dome” which illustrates just how bad the pollution problem in China is.   760 more words

The Economy

Climate of Fear XIV.

In November 2014, China and the United States reached a bi-lateral non-treaty agreement on reducing carbon emissions. President Obama committed the United States to cut carbon emission by 26-28 percent below the level of 2005 by 2025. 525 more words

The Economy

Is there any foundation to the claims made by Delta CEO Richard Anderson on 'Quest Means Business?'

This weeks post is on the comments made by Delta CEO Richard Anderson about UAE carriers on Richard Quest’s ‘Quest Means Business.’ I have broken the post down into four key points- what did Mr Anderson say, why did he say it and what is the OpenSkies agreement that he continually refers to. 1,122 more words


What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – March 2, 2015

Mortgage Rates Rose For 3rd Straight Week Last Week

According to Len Kiefer, deputy chief economist of Freddie Mac, “Mortgage rates rose for the third consecutive week in February following solid housing data. 547 more words

Housing Analysis