Tag: Macroeconomics

Lance Jepsen on the Saturday Night Financial Show broadcast every Saturday night on YouTube.

Saturday Market Prediction Show For Week of November 13 2017

11/11/2017

Put on your macroeconomics hat and hold on for a wild, brain-stimulating ride as Lance dives into the GDP formula and explains the President’s monumental speech at the Asia Economic Summit in Vietnam last week.

Trump Administration and Tariffs Versus Quotas

11/14/2016

Protectionist policies in the form of tariffs and quotas are coming from a Trump Administration. It seems appropriate then that we examine tariffs and quotas from a macroeconomics perspective. The two most common ways of restricting trade are with tariffs and quotas. From a political point of view and to prevent a trade war, a […]

Pharmaceutical Drug Pricing

11/3/2016

Pharmaceutical drug pricing is all over the mainstream financial media right now. Let’s examine the macroeconomics of what is happening. The demand for pharmaceutical drugs is inelastic. People that need a pharmaceutical drug prescribed by their doctor will demand that drug regardless of price. As the price of the drug goes up, demand mostly stays […]

Frictional Unemployment and The Employment Situation Report

11/2/2016

As traders, we track the monthly Employment Situation report closely. The market often does a short-term move on the first Friday of every month when the Employment Situation report for the previous month is released. Do you understand what the Employment report is showing? I bet many traders do not. As traders, we have to […]

Macroeconomics of Rising Interest Rates

10/30/2016

The prospect of a Federal Reserve rate hike is driving up the US dollar. The rising US dollar has a significant impact on the US economy and thus stock market. It’s important that traders understand the implications of a rising US dollar from a macroeconomic perspective. Rising US interest rates mean that a lot of […]

Guess Who Is On Trump’s Economic Team, SWEET!

10/30/2016

Do you remember when the WSJ, CNN, CNBC, NBC, ABC, CBS, Bloomberg, Forbes, and Reuters ran stories at the start of the year about how no one even knows who was advising Trump on economic matters? They even went as far to say that Trump had no support of any economists. That never sat right […]

Macroeconomics Of Rent Control

10/26/2016

California, New Jersey, and New York have the most cities with rent control. Sanctuary cities in California like San Francisco and Los Angeles have some of the toughest rent controls. Rent controls hurt the local economy and make rental unit availability worse. Aggregate deadweight loss from rent controls across the country negatively impacts the US […]

Microeconomics and Taxation

10/23/2016

Most government revenue comes from the taxation of transactions and labor. Taxes impact both the supply and demand curves. Taxes cause a buyer to pay more for something and suppliers to receive less. The loss of value for both buyers and sellers is called the deadweight loss of taxation. Taxation has an enormous impact on […]

A Macroeconomic Analysis of ObamaCare

10/16/2016

ObamaCare has created massive shortages within the healthcare sector. In cities, it is common to wait many hours before being seen as hospitals have a shortage of beds. Doctors have stopped taking new patients as they are overwhelmed by the numbers of people coming to see them. Let’s examine what happened from a macroeconomics perspective. […]

Illegal Immigration and Job Wage Stagnation In the US

10/12/2016

Illegal immigration negatively impacts the hourly wage of US citizens. Illegal immigrants are pouring across the Mexico border, and we have no way of counting them but what we can do is track legal immigration from Mexico then double the number for a fuzzy-math estimate. With legal immigration and an impenetrable border, economists working for […]