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Rob Peebles

Rob Peebles

Contributor since: 26 Feb 2010

  • More On The 'V' Recovery

    Published 10 October 2001 | viewed 1,598 times

    The "v" recovery scenario remains intact, at least according to Blue Chip Economic Indicators. The consensus forecast from the stable of economists points to falling…

  • Cell Phones Ring Up More Disappointment

    Published 18 July 2001 | viewed 1,678 times

    With Alan Greenspan getting more TV time than Regis Philbin these days, we’ll provide only a quick summary and move on: The economy is still…

  • Stress Test

    Published 13 June 2001 | viewed 3,027 times

    The extended growth in real wages and asset prices during the 1990s led consumers to have a great deal of confidence about the future. Consumer…

  • Two Pairs of Socks and 100 Shares of Cisco

    Published 16 May 2001 | viewed 1,716 times

    Yesterday, the sun came up and the Fed cut rates. Today, the government reported benign inflation numbers. The CPI came in at 0.3% for April,…

  • Why Economists Have Two Hands

    Published 25 April 2001 | viewed 1,619 times

    The consumer’s still ahead in the race between the mortgage bankers and the pink slips. The four-week moving average of jobless claims is at its…

  • Inflation Up, Integrity Down

    Published 21 March 2001 | viewed 1,647 times

    Despite another triple digit drop, the Dow is down just 3.4% this week. The Nasdaq has had bigger moves between E-Trade commercials. The Dow is…

  • Still No Cushion

    Published 14 March 2001 | viewed 1,566 times

    For the record, the S&P 500 and Nasdaq are down 5.4% and 3.9% since Friday, gold is down 3.2% and 10-year Treasury yields are 10…