Inflation can really raise its head within the packing industry and many times it’s hard to notice. Simply, we are paying the same or even more for something and just not getting as much. There are many great examples: That very recognizable 10 pound bag of charcoal is now more likely closer to 8 pounds. […]
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Looking back at the first quarter… the markets were down somewhat , but does that actually mean much for the average investor? The Ukraine/Russia situation is still a worry, but so are a lot of things that we can’t control. Yet the DOW, for example, was still over 16,000. It seems that consumers spent more […]
There are many factors for the ups and downs in the markets such as job reports, corporate profits, housing activity, emerging markets, consumer sentiment and other things. And economists will weigh in with varying opinions as to what it all means and where it all leads. So where does your friendly local TV weather person […]
It’s true that the markets took a bit of a hit last week, but we really can’t expect them to continue to rise all the time..can we? This is certainly a good illustration of our true global economy. What happens a long way from the shores of the U.S. can still have a big effect […]
The employment situation can be a key factor as we try to analyze how the markets will perform. But in December we had two conflicting employment reports. So how would you cast your vote? First, the bad news. Job growth was slower than anticipated with only 74,000 new jobs, well short of the estimated 200,000. […]