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  • Analyzing S&P 500 Returns

    Today, September 13, 2022, was a bad day for stocks. The Bureau of Labor Statistics published their monthly Consumer Price Index. It came in at a rise of 0.1% for the month of August compared with the month of July 2022. Compared to August of last year, CPI has risen 8.3%. Economists the Journal surveyed… Continue reading Analyzing S&P 500 Returns

  • The Great Termination

    The #greatresignation is turning into the #greattermination. Increasing borrowing costs and cooling of consumer sentiment in the face of rising inflation are driving down revenues and putting pressure on margins for companies. It seems like the job market is turning back against workers in favor of managers and owners. Recessions provide managers with ample opportunities… Continue reading The Great Termination