Category: Economically Speaking

Common Cents

Common Cents & Fear on September 4, 2020

This morning, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released the “The Employment Situation – August 2020” report at 8:30 am EDT. Frankly, it was pretty good. The BLS estimated employers added 1.371 million net new jobs…

The New Normal

Protecting Your Relief Check

While the relief checks are starting to be sent out, the safety and security of our clients, their families, and their commercial interest is our main priority. Please remember that while you are working from the…

The New Normal

The Coronavirus & Long Term Investing

David McGrath Associate Managing Director, Wealth Management   As the reaction to the coronavirus starts to have an impact on consumer and business spending, the expectation of 2020 S&P 500 earnings are falling, and no one…

Common Cents

This is Common Cents for January 12, 2018

Section I Today, I went to a lunch presentation on Alabama’s economy. Years ago, I was somewhat involved in the sponsoring group, and I have decided to start going again, at least occasionally. Laughingly, there are…