Profits Got Unfrozen

Posted by Vident Financial on 8/17/21 10:00 AM

The chart below shows the growth in the entire economy (Gross Output) compared to the growth in the business production side of the economy (Business Output).

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Topics: Economics

Economic "CAT Scan" Looking More Normal and Still Bullish

Posted by Vident Financial on 8/12/21 10:00 AM

GDP (Gross Domestic Product) is widely cited in discussion about the economy. In fact, it is often, falsely, asserted that GDP is the measure of the output of the economy. As defined by Investopedia:

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Topics: Economics

Vident Financial's Quarterly Commentary (Q2 2021)

Posted by Vident Financial on 8/3/21 10:15 AM


In our assessment, the first half of the second quarter the markets continued to assume the Federal Reserve was going to let growth and inflation run to address economic recovery and employment. With higher-than-expected inflation numbers, the Federal Reserve signaled they are now paying more attention to inflation. This signaled a tapping of the brakes on growth and the bond market responded with lower rates and the stock market started to rotate out of the more economically sensitive sectors and stocks.

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Topics: US Equities, Principles-Based Investing, ETFs

Are Best Places to Work Also Best Places to Invest?

Posted by Vident Financial on 4/27/21 10:00 AM

Great Place to Work just released its annual Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For® 2021. The top five slots went to: Cisco, Salesforce, Hilton, Wegmans Food Markets, Inc., and Rocket Companies in that order.

Is this something that stock pickers, and not just job-seekers, should be paying attention to?

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Topics: Stock Selection Research

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