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Where is the 'Negative Wealth Effect?'

Jun 06, 2001 at 00:00

Ever since the U.S. stock market started to swoon, economists have been waiting for the "negative wealth effect" to slow the over-consumption spree. Much to the disappointment of more than…

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Not Dead Yet

May 30, 2001 at 00:00

With a bounce in consumer confidence and a bump in personal spending, it looks like the consumer got a second wind. The Conference Board's index of consumer confidence rose to…

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2Q Is the Economic Bottom, Right?

May 23, 2001 at 00:00

On Monday, the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia released its Survey of Professional Forecasters. The survey found that economists have lowered their economic growth forecasts and increased the probability of…

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Two Pairs of Socks and 100 Shares of Cisco

May 16, 2001 at 00:00

Despite its aura, the high tech industry may not be that much different from the oil bidness (as we Texans used to call it). According to Bianco Research, capital expenditures…

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Un-Productivity Abounds

May 09, 2001 at 00:00

The latest consumer credit data suggest that the American consumer might be starting to retrench and curb the reckless spending spree of the past several years. That is certainly how…

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May 02, 2001 at 00:00

Last Thursday, Prudential Securities sponsored a tour of some of the new retail concepts here in Dallas. This gave me a chance to talk with some of the largest retailers…

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Why Economists Have Two Hands

Apr 25, 2001 at 00:00

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 highest level since 1996. According…

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Pushing on a String?

Apr 18, 2001 at 00:00

Well, Greenspan pulled the surprise rate cut yet again. However, the current economic data does little to support Greenspans actions today. Yesterday, industrial production ticked up for the first time…

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Dual Economy Continues

Apr 11, 2001 at 00:00

The dual economy scenario gained more credence yesterday as Harley-Davidson and Motorola reported vastly different earnings reports for the first quarter. Harley reported a 13% increase in sales, with a…

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Stocks Weak, Consumers Strong

Apr 04, 2001 at 00:00

All the bulls that were asking how much lower can stocks go are starting to get answers this week. The Internet software companies proved how fast the technology sector is…