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Trying To Stay Focused On The Big Picture – Doug Noland

…Credit’s downside, along with accompanying bear markets, over time instills wreaking ball havoc upon the Credit structure.  In the final analysis, Credit is everything and always about confidence.  During the Credit expansion, constructive fundamentals and general optimism bolster the perception that Credit is sound and that most Credit instruments will be vehicles of wealth generation. …

Shhh! Don’t Tell Anyone, But Job Gains Are Actually Accelerating

This post is an excerpt from the updated permanent Employment Charts page, which is updated regularly when new data becomes available. It also includes data on Unemployment Claims, Job Openings, and Federal Withholding Tax. You can bookmark that page for ready reference. Total and Full Time Employment Updated July 6, 2012 The number of persons…