Author Archives: Lenore Hawkins
Equity markets are being propped up by impressively cheap money: central bank liquidity injections and the overtime-price of money, interest rates. Typically during times of rising equity prices, merger and acquisition activity ramps up. Most expected 2013 to be a … Continue reading
The Federal Reserve has been under considerable pressure to provide details for just how it will control all the excess liquidity that it has created through quantitative easing. The Fed’s balance sheet, which can roughly be thought of as a … Continue reading
With such slow growth, it isn’t possible to get the employment situation to improve significantly, despite the attempts at upbeat headlines. On April 5th we learned that March experienced the biggest monthly increase in people dropping out of the labor … Continue reading
None of the four major components of the business cycle, (real income, sales, production and employment) have managed to get back to their 2007 highs, even now as we enter the fifth year of the recovery. This is truly a … Continue reading
As we head into the first quarter’s earnings season, 78% of companies have issued negative earnings preannouncements, the highest percentage of companies issuing negative earnings guidance since FactSet began tracking the data in Q1 2006. The chart above shows in … Continue reading
It took the federal government around 200 years to accumulate a trillion dollars in debt. Within the following decade it tripled that number, then doubled it again in just twelve years, and doubled it again in another 8 years. Overall … Continue reading
On February 26th Lenore Hawkins joined Neil Cavuto to discuss the apoplectic fits of politicians and the media all over the country concerning the sequester, which represents a rather small decrease in the increase of government spending. Yes you read that … Continue reading
On November 30th, Lenore Hawkins joined Neil Cavuto to discuss the impending fiscal cliff and the increasing tensions between the White House and Congress.
On June 11th, Lenore Hawkins joined Neil Cavuto to discuss the use of drones and planes to develop high resolution image maps, potentially revealing intimate details of your home as well as Apple and Apple App developers using personal data … Continue reading
On May 17th, Lenore Hawkins joined Jonathan Hoenig and Rick Ungar on Neil Cavuto’s Fox Business show to discuss Eduardo Saverin, one of the Facebook founders, renouncing his U.S. citizenship.