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Bonds are the key to reining in runaway municipal pension plans
The benefits of these bonds include budgetary stabilization, long-term savings and short-term budgetary relief.
Federal Reserve's December Data Indicates Supply Chains Conditions Easing
The Federal Reserve published the Personal Saving data for November 2021. Read more to learn what the data means for supply chains.
The High-Quality Bond Market Breaking From Binary
Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, the HQ Bond Market was Binary. Despite Fed-Speak remaining committed to low rates, HQ Bonds are separating.
Vehicle Data Shows Revving Up Economy
Banks increased vehicle lending during the pandemic. Vehicle sales are within 10% of pre-pandemic levels.
Large Banks Have Been Building Up Toxic Assets, But There Is A Light
Large banks gained toxic assets faster than small banks. ALLL peaked at 94% of their peak in 2008.
2017, So Far, Has Been A Great Year For Non-Durable Good Consumption
The pace for 2017 real per capita consumption of non-durable goods in the second quarter came in at $7,883.
U.S. Consumers Are Buying More Durable Goods
For the first time since 2014, new orders from manufacturers grew for consecutive quarters. So far through 2017, the U.S.
Auto Sales Have Fallen Faster In 2017 Than Any Time Since The End Of The Recession
Increasing auto lending standards are reducing car sales. The average interest on a 48-month auto loan was 4.67%, is up from 4.33%. In the second quarter of 2017, U.S.
Major Banking Economic Indicators Show Strong And Stable Banking Environment; 3 Indicators All Investors Should Be Following
The U.S. banking sector may be the healthiest it has ever been.
Why Wells Fargo And JPMorgan Chase Are For Seasoned Bulls And Skittish Bears (NYSE:JPM)
Private investment is at an all-time high, sitting at $3,161,800,000,000. Fixed investments grew $41.1 billion in the second quarter of 2017.
How the Federal Reserve Impacts Small Business - Capitalism.com
The operations and decisions by Federal Reserve’s Board of Governors often seem detached from small business daily operations, but they can be affected.
3 Key Steps to Strengthen a Business Loan Application - Capitalism.com
Applying for a small business loan can be one of the most complicated tasks that an entrepreneur undertakes. Make it easier by following these key steps.
Business Basics: How to Build - and Understand - a Profit-Loss Statement - Capitalism.com
A structured and detailed profit-loss statement is one of the first internal documents any entrepreneur should assemble.
Learn the Components of GDP (and Why It's a Bad Economic Indicator) - Capitalism.com
For better or worse, GDP (gross domestic product) has become the main indicator of economic size and growth.
Why Our Economy Needs 'Decomposer' Capitalists: Investing in Non-Performing Assets - Capitalism.com
The need for decomposer capitalists, who profit from non-performing assets, is essential to a healthy capitalist ecosystem.
Why Labor in Capitalism Thrives (Hint: Government Cannot Own Labor) - Capitalism.com
When we discuss capitalism and business we tend to heavily concentrate on the capital side of capitalistic markets, but what about labor in capitalism.
Misguided Government Intervention, Not Automation, Is the Biggest Threat to Workers - Capitalism.com
The government should not step into sustain jobs that can be replaced by automation. Any attempt to artificially bolster labor demand can only end badly.
The Buzz of Capitalism: Creating Robotic Bees to Solve A Big Problem - Capitalism.com
There's been push back against the development of robotic bees to replace the increasingly scarce bee population.
The Intersection of Capitalism and Immigration - Capitalism.com
With all the discussion and public discourse surrounding immigration, here is a discussion on where the intersection of immigration and capitalism exists.
Why We Should Pay Attention to Labor Force Participation, Not Just Unemployment - Capitalism.com
If we divided the labor force by the total population of the United States, we derive one of the most important statistics in all of labor economics.