April Job Report Shows Weak Growth

April showed very little growth in terms of U.S. payroll, according to the most recent release. Gains here were the smallest that have been seen in the last seven months, and nonfarm payroll jobs added went down to 160,000. This is well below the average of 200,000 that had been set per month for the […]

Bank of Japan’s Big Move

The Bank of Japan has put itself in a very interesting position as it has quietly become one of the most aggressive central banks in the world. The organization already had a reputation for being pioneers in some respects, but their latest action is truly one of the most shocking that they’ve ever pushed forward. […]

Oil Drops Again

2015 was not a good year for the price of crude oil. It dropped from a high point of close to $65 per barrel, down to the current price of about $34 per share. Before this year, oil had had a rough 2014, falling drastically during that calendar year, too. In short, crude is in […]

Economic News Boosts U.S. Economy

The latest U.S. jobs report sent stocks soaring on Friday, December 4th. The Dow Jones Industrial Average went up by 2.05 percent, the S&P 500 was up 2.12 percent, and some of the major stocks, like Apple, were up even more than this. The report indicated that 211,000 jobs were added to the economy in […]

Strong but Uncertain Dollar

The long term outlook for the U.S. dollar is bullish, but that doesn’t mean that the dollar will keep going up, or that it will go up against each of the other three major currencies. However, with gold falling in price, and the U.S. stock market in turmoil, it’s easy to say that the dollar […]

Stay Tuned to Dividend News

In the U.S. stock market, the average dividend yield is 2 percent. Short term traders are not necessarily trying to create some extra income by establishing a strong portfolio of dividend payments, but they should still be concerned about which companies are paying high rates and which are not. In the end, shareholders look forward […]