Is Low Inflation a Quirk or a Trend? [0.09]

Posted on Aug. 12, 2017, noon by Morningstar Articles @ [source]

About the only economic news of real consequence this week was Friday's inflation report, which showed surprisingly low inflation for the month of July on both a month-to-month and year-over-year basis. In other news, data from the National Federation of Independent Business suggested that concerns about finding workers have reached a new recovery high.

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The BLS report on preliminary Productivity and Costs, Second Quarter 2017 shows nonfarm business productivity increased 0.9 percent during the second quarter of 2017. Rather, the BLS uses Owners Equivalent Rent (OER) as a substitute for home prices.

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Microsoft’s (MSFT) surge in the enterprise software market has been much stronger than it actually looks.

How does this impact Microsoft’s position in the cloud?

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The Trump administration's goal to shortly achieve 3 percent GDP would be "challenging," Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen warned Congress on Thursday.

Still, Trump's policy overhauls could have a positive impact on the economy if done properly, Yellen said.

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17 Great Time Management Tips [0.27]

Posted on June 8, 2017, 9:30 a.m. by ValueWalk @ [source]

A little riddle for readers- What is even more valuable than money?

Having a good vision can prevent uncomfortable situations from cropping up in the midst of your business venture.

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Merrill Lynch’s Top Picks in Robot and AI Stocks [0.12]

Posted on June 6, 2017, 4:05 p.m. by 24/7 Wall St. @ [source]

Merrill Lynch recently took a thematic look at the investment landscape of how the world is changing and what might be the best plays going forward. As part of its work on “A Transforming World,” (ATW) Merrill Lynch identified a few categories seeing the most change and what investors should look for in each.

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Surely, the low unemployment rate is an important factor. Economic theory tells us that when workers are scarce, employers have to raise wages, though it hasn’t always worked out that way: Wage growth underperformed productivity and inflation during some periods of low joblessness, including in the mid-1980s and mid-2000s.

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Rubber Board targets 1 million tonne output [0.10]

Posted on May 24, 2017, 6:29 p.m. by Markets @ [source]

Output of natural (NR) in the country last month, the first of the current financial year, showed a rise of 23.1 per cent from the same period a year before, at 48,000 tonnes from the earlier 39,000 tonnes..

Current annual demand in the domestic market is around 1.1 mt. To improve quality and production, around 10,000 tappers were trained last year and this has helped to improve the productivity by 25 per cent.

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3% Growth? Really?! [0.14]

Posted on May 23, 2017, 9:40 p.m. by MishTalk @ [source]

In Trump Plans to Slash Spending by $3.6 Trillion, Increase Military Spending, Balance the Budget in 10 Years I gave my three primary reasons 3% growth will be extremely difficult to achieve.

Greg Ip, my favorite Wall Steet Journal commentator, also provides a set of reasons why Trump’s 3% Growth Target Looks Out of Reach.

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Moodys: Concerning Collapse In Productivity Growth [0.04]

Posted on May 8, 2017, 8:02 p.m. by ValueWalk @ [source]

The “collapse” of productivity growth could be a sizable risk to credit conditions, notes a Moody’s report.

Global growth is expected to continue its cyclical recovery, recording 3.1% in 2017 and notching higher to 3.5% in 2018.

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Join Rachael O’Meara, sales executive at Google and author of Pause as she shares her personal experience leading up to her burn out and her reassessment of her priorities and life path.

Learn how to deepen your emotional intelligence and skills to be a better leader and individual in your every day life.

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Bill Gross and GMO warns asset prices too high [0.02]

Posted on April 17, 2017, 11:54 a.m. by ValueWalk @ [source]

Bill Gross Writes ….Equity markets are priced for too much hope, high yield bond markets for too much growth, and all asset prices elevated to artificial levels that only a model driven, historically biased investor would believe could lead to returns resembling the past six years, or the decades predating Lehman.

This one is by Jeremy Grantham of GMO who has been bleeding assets for not changing their tune with rising markets(i.e., clients are defecting) as they did in the late ‘90s and also in 2007.

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How To Bully-Proof The Workplace [0.07]

Posted on April 11, 2017, 8:11 p.m. by ValueWalk @ [source]

Authors Peter Dean and Molly Shepard discuss constructive solutions to in the workplace.

In more than a decade of running The Leaders Edge/Leaders By Design, an executive coaching and development firm, partners Peter Dean and Molly Shepard noticed a rising tide of bullying in the workplace.

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The Closer — Negative NIIP — 3/30/17 [0.29]

Posted on March 30, 2017, 9:40 p.m. by Bespoke Investment Goup @ [source]

Log-in here if you’re a member with access to the Closer. In tonight’s Closer sent to Bespoke Institutional clients, we update charts on multifactor productivity using BLS data updated today.

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Log-in here if you’re a member with access to the Closer. In tonight’s Closer sent to Bespoke Institutional clients, we update charts on multifactor productivity using BLS data updated today.

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One of the best things to happen to the U.S. shale industry was the plunge in the price of oil.

A number of the pure plays like EOG Resources (NYSE:EOG) have been able to significantly improve efficiencies, to the point EOG can generate a 30 percent return when oil is at $40 per barrel.

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This article was originally published on The market is priced for long-term economic growth rates of 3%-plus, maybe 4%.

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Retailer shares have been unable to fully stabilize after sell-offs that accompanied their earnings for the 2016 holiday period. Kohl’s Corp. (NYSE: KSS), Macy’s Inc. (NYSE: M), Gap Inc. (NYSE: GPS) and Nordstrom Inc. (NYSE: JWM) were among the largest losers in the S&P 500.

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Price stability is another problem.

But the real inflation story is told by the structural nature of unit labor costs – labor compensation minus labor productivity – because they put the floor below any medium-term inflation outlook.

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Gujarat eyes higher coconut acreage [0.20]

Posted on March 14, 2017, 7:51 p.m. by Markets @ [source]

Traditionally known as a cotton and groundnut grower, is gradually making it as a producer.

Additionally, its weather is very favourable for this,” said A K Singh, chairman of CDB.

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