Category Archives: Elle’s Economy

2015-03-Faces-BannerTematica Chief Macro Strategist Lenore Hawkins provides regular insights and musings into today’s markets, economics and politics, while fighting for liberty with great wine & music, scores of stilettos and an excessive love of dogs

 

 


Retirement Plans Disappear When Parents And The Kids Return Home

Retirement Plans Disappear When Parents And The Kids Return Home

More and more Americans are finding that instead of enjoying their retirement, they are instead supporting their adult children and aging parents at the intersection of our Aging of the Population and Middle-Class Squeeze investing themes.

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Failing Infrastructure Costs Dozens Their Lives in Italy

Failing Infrastructure Costs Dozens Their Lives in Italy

August 14th dozens of people lost their lives when a bridge that was known to be structurally problematic collapsed. The U.S. is facing its own crumbling infrastructure, which could mean that experiencing tragedies like this here is only a matter of time unless Congress and the Administration make the tough decisions and focus on what needs to be fixed.

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Fed Interest Rate Face-Off

Fed Interest Rate Face-Off

While the current administration has been looking to keep this economic cycle going much longer and even accelerating, the Federal Reserve is concerned that the cycle may be getting overextended and overheated, putting the central bank in a tough spot as it attempts to apply some interest rate brakes while fiscal policy lays on the accelerator.

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Q1 GDP Report Shows Infrastructure Investment Still Lacking

Q1 GDP Report Shows Infrastructure Investment Still Lacking

The first quarter GDP report revealed that the level of government investment in infrastructure remains historical lows, reducing productivity, thus lowering potential economic growth. The disregard for this vital part of the economy cannot continue indefinitely, which makes for a potential boon for those companies poised to benefit from the upcoming investment cycle.

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Debt, Debt and More Debt

Debt, Debt and More Debt

  While U.S. Consumer credit increased less than expected in January, we are concerned with what we are seeing in consumer loans and debt in general across the world. Auto Loans With our Cash-Strapped Consumer investing theme, the average amount financed and the duration of new auto loans continues to rise – same car, bigger […]

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