Apr 28, 2016
A recent study concluded that the growth of regulation between 1977 and 2012 reduced economic growth by about 0.8 percent a year. Without all of those new regulations, GDP would be about $4 trillion higher.
Apr 20, 2016
Few technical signals capture the public imagination. Most of the popular signals have ominous names like the Hindenburg Omen, the Titanic Syndrome or the Death Cross. As their names imply, those are all sell signals that dominate headlines when they occur despite their...
Apr 4, 2016
For more than two centuries the U.S. economy has survived wars and depressions. It seemed invincible until excessive regulations began to slowly choke growth.
Mar 31, 2016
A recent television series has refocused attention on the "trial of the century" when O.J. Simpson was cleared of murder charges in 1995. About 7 million viewers are tuning in every week to reminisce about the events that dominated the news twenty-one years ago.
Mar 21, 2016
Oil prices seem to have bottomed and are moving higher after a multi-year bear market.
Mar 7, 2016
Companies like investors to ignore generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP). That way management can fill an earnings announcement with excuses known as "one-time charges."
Feb 23, 2016
What is surprising is that investors are acting on headlines instead of digging into research to find good stocks. It’s probably time to become bearish when erotic novelists are giving stock tips.
Feb 23, 2016
At least two candidates for president believe short-term thinking is a cause of many of the ills the economy.