Michael Carr

Oct 22, 2014
Global economic news has been disappointing recently.

Oct 17, 2014
Bear markets usually start when the economic news is positive. That's because the Federal Reserve is forced to tighten monetary policy before the economy becomes overheated. One Fed chairman described this part of the job as the ability "to take away the punch bowl just as the party gets going."

Oct 15, 2014
In his first inaugural address, at the height of the Great Depression, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt told Americans, "The only thing we have to fear is fear itself , nameless, unreasoning, unjustified terror which paralyzes needed efforts to convert retreat into advance."

Oct 10, 2014
Same-sex marriage is among the most important issues affecting the United States if headlines are to be believed. Google News shows 31 million stories related to "gay marriage," but just 179,000 results for "unemployment" and 21,700 results for "long-term unemployment."

Oct 8, 2014
Unemployment is dropping and wages are rising. That news is not being widely covered, but it might mean the Federal Reserve will be forced to raise interest rates soon.

Oct 3, 2014
Election spending is one of the biggest problems facing America, according to Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev., and many of his allies. They argue the Koch brothers and other rich Republican donors are ruining democracy.

Oct 1, 2014
Degrading and ultimately destroying the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) will be expensive.

Sep 26, 2014
Bear markets usually develop because of a fundamental change in the economy, but sometimes the carless remarks of a president or other government action can provide the spark for a deep selloff.

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