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Does our debt really matter?

The country’s national debt hovers at historically record highs, as the nation’s budget battle begins. It’s a pretty safe bet to expect another budget-busting compromise as well as a hefty increase to our already-overwhelming debt load. read more…

Pick your poison

Investors were greeted on Friday with two nasty surprises. Both occurred in February. Chinese exports dropped by 20.7%, while in the U.S., the nation added a dismal 20,000 jobs. As you might expect, the stock market did not take the news well. read more…

A nation united in debt

About a month ago, the national debt topped $22 trillion for the first time. What’s more, it only took a year to tack on another $1 trillion. Unless we do something soon, we could see those kinds of yearly borrowing double within the next decade. read more…

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Economic prosperity in the United States

The stock market is once again approaching historical highs. Unemployment is at multi-year lows. Interest rates and inflation, if not at record lows, are close to it. The president claims we are enjoying the strongest economy in our nation’s history. Is that true? read more…

Trumps’ war on drug (prices)

For the second year in a row, President Donald Trump called on Congress to do something about the escalating drug prices in America. The president is doggedly pursuing this campaign promise in the face of an army of special interest groups and big drug companies. Hurrah for you, Mr. President. read more…

Markets are China dependent

Profit-taking is a natural and expected part of the stock market. That’s why no one should be surprised that this week we are witnessing a period of consolidation. It is actually a good thing. read more…

The Fed finds religion

After two years of tightening monetary policy, the U.S. Federal Reserve Bank signaled this week that it was time to put their monetary tightening program on hold. The stock market soared in celebration. read more…

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Bill Schmick was born in a blue-collar neighborhood of Philadelphia, just a few blocks north of “Rocky Balboa” territory where most of his Catholic schoolmates grew up to be either cops or criminals. He narrowly escaped both professions by volunteering to fight in Vietnam as a U.S. Marine... Read More

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