This series provides an overview of the unemployment rates of the Bureau of Labor Statistics—“U-1 through U-6” unemployment data—within the context of the current U.S. economy.
This article considers the growth in women participating in the workforce and the implication for equity investors.
This article considers the decline in the labor force, the potential impact on economic growth, and the implication for fixed income ETF investors.
This article further considers the growth in “unavailable workers” and the implications for investors in the USA.
This article considers the labor market dynamics associated with the shrinking number of available workforce and the implications for fixed income investors.
This article takes a look at the effect that the Baby Boomer generation’s exit from the labor force is having on fixed income markets.
This series considers the Baby Boomer generation’s impact on the U.S. labor market, with special focus on how the retirement of Baby Boomers contributes to a decline in the labor force participation rate.
Despite the recent outperformce of growth stocks in the post-2008 economic recovery, in the long run, and over several business cycles, academic studies tend to show that value stocks outperform growth stocks.
This article takes a look at investment options available to investors in the areas of both major equity index ETFs and traditional and non-traditional fixed income ETFs.
This article considers the simmering “equality” debate within the context of wealth distribution and considers the implications for changing social policy.
This article takes a closer look at changes in the overall labor market and considers the implications for equity investors.
This article takes a closer look at the changes in the discouraged worker data and considers the implications for fixed income investors.
This series considers historical and post-2008 trends in the U.S. labor market to determine whether current data suggests labor conditions impact equity and fixed income markets.
The broadest index exposure to a larger number of smaller companies in general (as reflected in the Russell 2000 index) may offer the best upside potential.
This series takes a look at investment options available to investors in the areas of both major equity index ETFs and traditional and non-traditional fixed income ETFs.
At the heart of the ongoing budget debate is the underlying notion that the less fortunate 60% of Americans should be entitled to a reasonable foundation of social services.
This article examines the dynamics of the U.S. labor market and considers the outlook for employment data with respect to the potential impact on the U.S. equity markets.
This article examines trends in savings and investment versus consumption and corporate profits and considers the implications these trends may have on U.S. equity markets.
It’s reasonable to expect fairly flat to declining defense-related spending, and as the economy grows, the level of defense spending relative to the entire U.S. economy begins to shrink.
This article considers the growth in mandatory and entitlement-related spending and considers the financial implications for equity investors.