|John J. Barrios, CFP® Presents:
“Comedy is simply a funny way of being serious.”
– Peter Ustinov
About to do some holiday shopping? Try keeping your credit cards at home. The interest you save can be a financial gift to yourself.
A man leaves home and makes three left turns. He comes home again and sees two masked men waiting for him, but he jogs straight toward them with a smile as others cheer. Why is this man so unafraid?
Last week’s riddle:
Last week’s answer:
Place the apple on one person’s head.
|December 19, 2011
JOBLESS CLAIMS FALL TO 3½-YEAR LOW
HAS INFLATION PEAKED?
RETAIL SALES RISE 0.2% in NOVEMBER
GOLD & OIL TAKE A HIT
STOCKS PULL BACK
THIS WEEK: No major U.S. economic releases are scheduled for Monday. On Tuesday, we learn about November housing starts and earnings reports arrive from Nike, Oracle, ConAgra and General Mills. Wednesday brings the NAR report on November existing home sales plus earnings out of CarMax, Bed Bath & Beyond and Walgreen’s. Thursday we get the final December consumer sentiment survey from the University of Michigan, the Conference Board’s LEI for November, initial claims numbers and the final 3Q GDP estimate from Washington. Friday brings three big reports: November new home sales, durable goods orders and consumer spending.
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