While we had hoped that the latest job report would provide useful figures, it seems to be bogus. Brad Williams sits down with me to take a deeper look into the report and talk about how/why the employment situation has evolved in the way that it has. The job market remains strong in some locations due to large quantities of people moving to those places, but this is not the situation in every region. With the interest rate rise, the housing market has slowed significantly, and there is a direct relationship between increases in interest rates and the amount of money needed to service the national debt. As the rate of increases diminishes, Brad advises investing conservatively, and to pay close attention as we transition. Tune in for more insight. 

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Category:general -- posted at: 8:00am EST


In last week’s report, the job numbers came out surprisingly high, but is it too good to be true? David Stryzewski comes on the show to discuss these numbers and the way they have been purposefully distorted over the last few months. The high number of jobs is a product of seasonal adjustment—in which 3 million jobs were added in order to come up with the most recent figure. If we look back at November and December, 2.4 million jobs were subtracted to subsequently come up with these numbers. We should not invest our attention in these reports since they do not reflect accuracy; rather, we should anticipate a future that is somewhere between what the Fed thinks and what the market actually believes. David outlines five unwavering indicators that depict what’s to come, so be sure to tune in for more information. 

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Category:general -- posted at: 7:30am EST






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