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Cyber Security

"To err is human, but to really foul things up requires a computer."  Farmer's Almanac, 1978. Definition of Cyber: of, relating to, or involving computers or computer networks. In today's world, where practically everyone is digitally connected to everyone else via computer or at least cell phone, the need for cyber security has assumed tremendous […]

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Currency War

The concept of a currency war may sound odd, but such a war can have serious consequences and, in fact, we are currently in the midst of one. Therefore, it is worth while examining the nature of this conflict and its potential impact on the U.S. currency, economy, and stock and bond markets. While currencies […]

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Demographics – America’s Long-Term Advantage

There is one thing we know for certain about stock market returns: You can’t get them over the long term without economic growth. And economic growth doesn’t happen without either a growing labor force or improving productivity. At a time of positive but sluggish economic progress in the U.S. and recession in much of the […]

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Re-“Made in the U.S.A.” – the Coming Manufacturing Renaissance

Get ready to start learning some new buzzwords. In the next few years, “onshoring,” “reshoring,” and “insourcing” are going to become part of our economic lexicon, due to the fact that the U.S. is rapidly becoming the location of choice for new manufacturing facilities. This puts the lie to what has long been an article […]

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Energy Independence – More Than Just a Pipe Dream?

The world’s developed economies are struggling. At home we have enormous budget deficits and what can only be termed a dysfunctional government. Across the pond, the rather significant problems in the eurozone hit the headlines almost daily. Yet we are encouraged by several major longer-term developments, at least as they impact the United States. Our […]

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