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February 2016

02/25/16

When it comes to time management, it’s all about energy

Many times, I’ve seen business leaders send their employees off on time management courses in the hopes that the training will help increase engagement and productivity.

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02/25/16

Fed makes headway in labor market and inflation objectives

While the market has been focused on weaker trends of global economic growth for much of this year, Federal Reserve objectives for a strong labor market and rising inflation seem to be making headway.

Posted at 08:22 AM | Permalink | Comments

02/18/16

Labor market is bright point in economy

Consumer and government spending continue to be the primary supports for the U.S. economy. Meanwhile, fears from the slowdown in manufacturing, relatively tighter financial conditions in the United States, and the problems arising from further currency devaluation in China are weighing on markets.

Posted at 10:40 AM | Permalink | Comments

02/17/16

Retirees: Expect the unexpected

One thing we’ve learned is that a lot of mental energy is spent worrying about the future. But thinking ahead about what can go wrong and having a plan is the best antidote for this mental anguish.

Posted at 08:10 PM | Permalink | Comments

02/11/16

Labor market improvements temper negative economic sentiments

Negative sentiment continued to plague markets since most economic data proved disappointing. The U.S. employment report was generally cheered by markets but payroll growth did slow in January.

Posted at 09:29 AM | Permalink | Comments

02/09/16

Are election years good for stocks?

As an investor, what can you expect during an election year? In the last 11 presidential election years, the market (as measured by the Dow Jones Industrial Average) has been up nine times and down twice. But, as you’ve no doubt seen in the small print: “Past performance doesn’t guarantee future results.”

Posted at 11:23 AM | Permalink | Comments

02/04/16

Cash management key to business efficiency

Many business owners spend significant amounts of time — and time means money — managing their cash flow. One of their most common concerns is the daily operation of managing cash flow and security.

Posted at 08:55 AM | Permalink | Comments

02/04/16

Recent data not predictive of 2016

For much of January, global markets worried about softer global economic growth. Last week’s data provided further confirmation that fourth quarter 2015 was relatively weak, especially in the United States.

Posted at 08:49 AM | Permalink | Comments

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