The Week in Review from Valeo Financial Advisors (November 2, 2012)
November 2, 2012    Disclosures    POSTED IN  InvestmentsEconomy

U.S. Economy

  • October Nonfarm Payrolls Grow by 171,000. How does this compare to other months since 1948? Chart: Valeo Financial Advisors
  • “Nonfarm business sector labor productivity increased at a 1.9 percent annual rate during the third quarter of 2012” U.S. BLS

U.S. Consumers

  • Consumer Spending in U.S. Increases 0.8% as Incomes Climb Bloomberg
  • U.S. consumer confidence is at its highest level since 2008 Bloomberg


  • Eurozone (17 nations) unemployment rate set new record in Sept. at 11.6%; Greece & Spain >25%. Youth rate at 23.3% DW


  • Cash has been piling up on companies’ balance-sheets since before the crisis The Economist
  • Early investing: how individual investors built stock portfolios from the years 1690 to 1730. The Wall Street Journal


  • Ever wonder why the Federal Reserve exists and how it works? A Visual Guide to the Federal Reserve The Big Picture

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