2 10, 2018

Wesbury’s Outlook- No Looming Recession

By |2018-10-02T15:31:58+00:00October 2nd, 2018|Financial, Interest Rates, Media|0 Comments

As far as Harvard economist Martin Feldstein is concerned, we're all doomed. Feldstein says that the low interest rates of the last several years have created a stock market bubble rivaling the housing bubble that precipitated the last crisis. As interest rates keep rising, he says, the stock market bubble will eventually burst, sending the [...]

11 09, 2018

Wesbury’s Outlook -Wage Growth Steps Up

By |2018-09-11T15:27:01+00:00September 11th, 2018|Financial, Governments, Policy, Taxes|0 Comments

Friday's jobs report finally included what appears to be evidence of the long-awaited acceleration in wage growth. Average hourly earnings grew 0.4% in August, which meant they were up 2.9% from a year ago, the largest 12-month increase since the economic recovery started in mid-2009. By contrast, these wages were up 2.6% in the 12-months [...]

28 08, 2018

US Stops Subsidizing Global Growth

By |2018-08-28T14:29:40+00:00August 28th, 2018|Financial, Governments, International, Policy|0 Comments

For decades the United States has, directly and indirectly, subsidized global growth. For example, after World War II, the U.S. provided direct economic aid to Western Europe with the Marshall Plan, while also helping to rebuild Japan. And since then, we have provided never-ending direct aid to foreign countries, which has been a constant political [...]

21 08, 2018

Wesbury’s Outlook – Capitalism Works, Don’t Change It

By |2018-08-21T01:48:28+00:00August 21st, 2018|Financial, Governments, Media, Policy|0 Comments

"Wealth creation" versus "the redistribution of wealth" is an age-old political/economic battle. And once again, Senator Elizabeth Warren - among others - has capitalism in the crosshairs. Adam Smith defended capitalism in 1776. Karl Marx attacked it in the 1800s. William Jennings Bryant attacked it; Grover Cleveland defended it. FDR attacked it; Ronald Reagan defended [...]

13 08, 2018

Wesbury’s Outlook- The Kevlar Economy

By |2018-08-13T22:52:25+00:00August 13th, 2018|Bullish, Financial, Governments, Policy, Spending|0 Comments

Since March of 2009, the predictions of economic, and stock market collapse have been non-stop. Doom-and-gloomers have been unrelenting. And it's doubly frustrating since you can't disprove a negative until it doesn't happen. We have written hundreds of pieces since the recovery - and bull market – began, arguing that the pessimism was unjustified. We've [...]

31 07, 2018

Wesbury’s Outlook – The Economic Surge

By |2018-07-31T21:26:27+00:00July 31st, 2018|Fed Reserve, Financial, Governments, Policy, Spending, Taxes|0 Comments

Paul Krugman, Larry Summers and Bob Gordon have some 'splainin to do. Where's that "secular stagnation?" Since 2009, they, along with many others, have said the US economy is stuck at 2% real growth. Their theory got traction after 2009, as the U.S. saw what we called a Plow Horse Economy. But, we never believed [...]

24 07, 2018

Wesbury’s Outlook- Economy Surges in Q2

By |2018-07-24T13:20:33+00:00July 24th, 2018|Bullish, Debt, Financial, Taxes|0 Comments

Economic growth surged in the second quarter this year. The only question is, by how much? Predicting this Friday's GDP report is trickier than usual. First, it's the initial report for the quarter. Second, we have to wait until Thursday for key data on exports and imports, which is particularly important because the trade sector [...]

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