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The U.S. Dollar Has Declined By 5% Since The Peak Achieved After The Trump Election: This Should Be Helpful In Reducing The Trade Deficit

ArmchairPoliticianFederalReserve, May 18, 2017, by Brad Peery, bradpeery007@gmail.com

President Trump’s election, and the euphoria about his tax cuts, bringing jobs back to the U.S., and undertaking to improve our crumbling infrastructure caused the U.S. dollar to improve about 5% and reach new highs in December, 2016.

The Federal Reserve increased interest rates by 0.25% […]

The Federal Reserve Plans To Continue Increasing Interest Rates And Sell Portfolio Securities: If They Do, GDP Growth Could Slow

ArmchairPolitiicianFederalReserve, May 3, 2017, by Brad Peery, bradpeery007@gmail.com, www.ArmchairPolitician.US

The Federal Reserve (Fed) has traditionally controlled economic growth and inflation by controlling the growth of M1, the money supply. The larger the growth of the money supply, bank lending and corporate borrowing should increase, and businesses should invest to grow their businesses. This prescription […]

The Realities of the BLS Unemployment Statistics. Real Unemployment Is Substantially Under-Reported

Blog Post by Brad Peery

Feb 27, 2017

The Bureau of Labor Statistics data indicated the Unemployment Rate was 4.6% in November, 2016. This does not appear to be an accurate statistic, due to the way unemployment is defined by the BLS. In order to be in the labor force, a person either must have […]