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Common Cents & Weird Data

There you have it. Another week of weird economic data and head-scratching headlines is in the books. For the past couple of years, people have talked about the “New Normal.” If what we are living through…

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Common Cents & Stop It

There was no shortage of news this week. From the resignation of UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson to the assassination of former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to the better than expected Employment Situation for June…

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Common Cents & The Scorpion

Despite a spate of decent, and even great, domestic economic news this week, it is hard to escape the morass in eastern Europe. Surely, the military brass in the Kremlin didn’t draw it up like this?…

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Common Cents & Waiting

“The waiting is the hardest part Every day you get one more yard You take it on faith, you take it to the heart The waiting is the hardest part”  Tom Petty   After a somewhat…

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Common Cents & Getting Back to Work

This morning, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released “The Employment Situation – July 2021.” I won’t mince words, it was a good report, and better than many were expecting after the somewhat disappointing ADP Employment…

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Common Cents & The Delta Variant

On this week’s Trading Perspectives podcast, Sam Clement and I discussed the recent upsurge in COVID-19 cases due to the Delta Variant. Would this lead to another shutdown of local economies and schools? Usher in new…

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Common Cents & Make Mine Automated

Earlier this week, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) announced there were 9.286 million jobs available in the United States during April 2021. This was/is easily an all-time high, not even close. However, employers seem to…

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Common Cents & Lazy Workers?

This morning, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) announced the US economy created 559K net, new payroll jobs during May 2021. While this is a pretty gaudy number in absolute terms, it was still comfortably less…