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Archive | June, 2012

Friday Humor: Two Stockbrokers Are In a Bank…

Two stockbrokers are in a bank, when, suddenly, armed robbers burst in, waving guns and yelling for everyone to freeze. While several of the robbers take the money from the tellers, others line the customers, including the two stock brokers, up against a wall, and proceed to take their wallets, watches, and other valuables. While […]

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Are Democratic Presidents Really Better for the Economy than Republicans?

According to Richard J. Carroll in a Bloomberg.com Op-Ed piece promoting his new book, the answer is yes: In “The President as Economist: Scoring Economic Performance From Harry Truman to Barack Obama,” I compare the 12 presidents since World War II using 17 economic indicators, including growth in gross domestic product, rate of unemployment, inflation, […]

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Barnhart Investment Advisory in Today’s Investor’s Business Daily

Barnhart Investment Advisory is featured in today’s Investor’s Business Daily  article: Pros Top Picks ETF Picks for the Remainder of 2012.  As always, please remember this should not be considered a personal recommendation.  You should consult with your financial advisory before making any investment decisions. Click here to request a proposal from Barnhart Investment Advisory […]

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Are U.S. Banks Ready for a Break Up of the Euro?

Simon Johnson, is the former Chief Economist of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and is now at MIT.  Last month he wrote “The End of the Euro: A Survivor’s Guide.”  Today on Bloomberg.com he writes that U.S. Banks Aren’t Nearly Ready for the Coming Euro Crisis. Some of his thoughts on the matter: Very few […]

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Thoughts on the Fed (FOMC) Meeting

The FOMC wrapped up its two-day meeting by announcing that it will extend the Operation Twist program for the rest of the year. The statement also said that “the committee [FOMC] is prepared to take further action as appropriate to promote a stronger economic recovery and sustained improvement in labor market conditions in a context […]

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And The Winner Is…

Is wealth disparity the cause of economic problems, or are economic problems the cause of wealth disparity? From Murray Rothbard’s What Has the Government Done To Our Money? Courtesy of the Ludwig von Mises Institute: To gauge the economic effects of inflation, let us see what happens when a group of counterfeiters set about their […]

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The Rain in Spain…

No sooner has the financial world breathed a collective sigh of relief over the results of the Greek Elections, than the dam appeared to spring another leak.  This time  in the form of surging Spanish bond yields. As reported by the WSJ.Com yields on the Spanish Ten Year Treasury “surged to the highest on record […]

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