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April, 2017 Archives

Finding a Balance

By Matthew Kerkhoff

 

On Wall Street, more is always better. More revenue, more profit, more growth, more mergers, more IPOs, more money. But in the real world, more is not always better, and a rather unorthodox example of this, is jobs.

 

First, let me state that yes, I too wish everyone who wanted a good-paying quality job could find one. In an ideal world, the unemployment rate would be zero and we’d all be holding hands and singing kumbaya. This is not that world.

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What’s Driving This Rally?

By Matthew Kerkhoff

 

Many of us in the U.S. have been swept up by what’s come to be known as the “Trump Rally.” The guise for this massive rise in stock prices over the past few months has been the promise of business-friendly tax reform, deregulation and infrastructure spending, among other “shareholder-friendly” initiatives.

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