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Significant Shrinkage

Buffeted by Inflation Is it time to double check your household budget? Chances are the budgeted expenditures of the vast majority of Americans are about to get buffeted. Or so says the Oracle of Omaha. In the latest shareholder meeting of Berkshire Hathaway, Mr....

Spring & Economic Recovery are in the Air!

Commentary: May 03, 2021 It’s Spring and economic recovery is in the air. Last week, the Bureau of Economic Analysis reported the U.S. economy grew at a 6.4 percent annualized rate for the first three months of 2021. While that’s good news for companies and workers,...

Not Just the Price of Pork Chops!

Commentary: April 26, 2021 Not Just The Price of Pork Chops! It wasn’t just the price of pork chops. Last week, as investors weighed the news, strong corporate earnings were offset by higher grocery prices and rising numbers of global coronavirus cases. Solid...

Which way go the treasuries?

Commentary: April 19, 2021 Where are Treasury Bonds going? The direction of bond yields is influenced by investors’ expectations for economic growth, among other factors. When economic growth is expected to weaken, bond yields tend to move lower. When economic growth...

Zoom, Zoom, Zoom

Commentary: April 05, 2021 Big economies tend to recover from recessions about as quickly as semi-trucks accelerate from stop lights. In other words, recovery tends to be slow. That may not be the case this time. “Everything in this economic cycle is happening at...

Looking good and feeling good.

Commentary: March 29, 2021 Last week, (March 22 through March 26, 2021) unemployment claims were looking good and consumers were feeling good. The number of Americans applying for first-time unemployment benefits declined. Just 684,000 people filed claims during the...