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Weekly Economic Update

April 6, 2015 (content for this post provided by third party)              EMPLOYERS ADD JUST 126,000 JOBS IN MARCH What led to this moderation in hiring, which snapped a yearlong streak of payrolls expanding by 200,000 or more per month? Are dollar strength and low oil prices now hampering corporate … Continue reading

Weekly Economic Update

March 23, 2015    (content for this post provided by third party service)                 FED MAY WAIT LONGER TO TIGHTEN March’s Federal Reserve policy statement provided less forward guidance than many investors expected. As anticipated, the word “patient” disappeared – but the Federal Open Market Committee also lowered … Continue reading

Weekly Economic Update

March 16, 2015 (content for this post provided by third party source)  WHERE ARE THE SHOPPERS? Retail sales were off again in February – the 0.6% decline reported by the Census Bureau was the third straight monthly retreat. Economists surveyed by Briefing.com anticipated an 0.4% advance. This severe winter may have prompted households to spend … Continue reading

Weekly Economic Update

  March 9, 2015 (content  provided by third party source)               JOBS REPORT MIGHT GIVE FED A SIGNAL Good news on Main Street was not so good for Wall Street. Non-farm employers added 295,000 new workers to payrolls in February, according to the Labor Department; the headline unemployment rate fell … Continue reading

Bernanke in Jackson Hole: Don’t Make Me Do It!

Anyone who was waiting for a “man bites dog” moment from Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke’s address at Jackson Hole can keep waiting.  The Chairman’s message today was the same that is has been for some time:  The Bernanke Put lives on, but the Fed will only break the glass in case of an emergency. … Continue reading

CFA Magazine: Vienna Calling, Can Austrian Economics Give Investors an Advantage?

Barnhart Investment Advisory is quoted on the second page of this article by Stephen Mauzy, CFA. CFA Magazine Article Copyright 2011, CFA Institute.  Reproduced and republished from CFA Magazine with permission from CFA Institute.  All rights reserved. Click to request an introductory phone call with Barnhart Investment Advisory   DISCLAIMER: Nothing in this article should  be … Continue reading

Market Recap and a Look Ahead (week ended 6/15)

A nervous stock market managed to post a modest gain for the week as the financial world awaits the results of Sunday’s election in Greece.  The S&P 500 Index closed at 1,342 up 1.3% for the week. Randall Forsyth of Barron’s noted that “stocks took off Thursday afternoon in the U.S. in reaction to various … Continue reading

Friday Humor: (The Onion) Drunken Ben Bernanke Tells Everyone at Neighborhood Bar How Screwed Up Economy Really Is

From the Onion: SEWARD, NE—Claiming he wasn’t afraid to let everyone in attendance know about “the real mess we’re in,” Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke reportedly got drunk Tuesday and told everyone at Elwood’s Corner Tavern about how absolutely…..Excerpt from The Onion Very funny, but also very sad that there is more truth in this article … Continue reading

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