Unemployment numbers are heavily influenced by the new economy and economic cycles and seasons.
When the Euro drops sharply against the USD, it may only look like the dollar is strong.
Italy is losing the confidence of investors, resulting in a rise in cost of loans to keep their economy going. Expect volatility to continue.
Like the late comedian Rodney Dangerfield, who often complained, “I get no respect, I tell ya,” dividends are often underrated or even ignored by growth-oriented investors.
This Federal Reserve is the Fourth Reincarnation of a National Bank. The first 3 were purpose driven. How about this one after almost 100 years being protected by Law.