The AIA Advocate Newsletter

From: The Research and Editorial Staff of
The Association for Investor Awareness, Inc.

The AIA “Advocate For Absolute Returns”, a publication of The Association for Investor Awareness, tracks market trends, industry news, the SEC, global trade and finance and Washington developments for you because they affect your investments. But who doesn’t? Many sources report these issues as abstract facts.

We feel that’s not enough…

The AIA Advocate’s job is to warn you of what’s important and how these developments translate to ground-level forces and threats that directly affect your wealth as well as your current investment opportunities. Not just information, but information you can use.

Thursday, September 29th, 2016 @ 1:20PM

US Manufacturing & Factories Are Not Dead, Just Different

Gary D. Halbert Between the Lines Before we get into today’s topic, here’s a quick update on this morning’s third and final estimate of 2Q GDP. The Commerce Department reported that 2Q GDP rose 1.4% (annual rate), up slightly from the August estimate of 1.1%. This was slightly better than…

Thursday, September 22nd, 2016 @ 1:36PM

The Fed, The Feud And The Fraud

Gary D. Halbert Between the Lines To almost no one’s surprise, Janet Yellen & Company voted to keep the Fed Funds rate range unchanged at 0.25%-0.50% at the latest policy committee meeting that ended yesterday. The policy statement released after the meeting was quite positive regarding improvements in the economy,…

Thursday, September 8th, 2016 @ 3:54PM

The US Economy Is Nowhere Near “Full Employment”

Gary D. Halbert Between the Lines The official unemployment rate in the US has now been below 5% for four consecutive months. I mentioned in my E-Letter on Tuesday that some economists and members of the Fed believe the economy is approaching what is referred to as “full employment,” which…

Monday, August 29th, 2016 @ 12:41PM

Fed Continues to Overstate the Growth of the Economy – Why?

Gary D. Halbert Between the Lines Two prominent Fed officials gave major speeches over the last week, and both suggested that the US economy will surge in the second half of this year. Both indicated that this newfound growth in the previously moribund economy means the Fed will raise interest…

Thursday, August 18th, 2016 @ 5:58PM

Over-Regulation Now Makes America $4 Trillion Poorer

Gary D. Halbert Between the Lines I have focused on over-regulation in America for the last couple of months because it is such a crippling impediment to the US economy, and because it is such a critical issue in the upcoming presidential election. The candidates have starkly different views on…

Monday, August 15th, 2016 @ 11:09AM

Obama Holds Record For Most Regulations, Not Done Yet

Gary D. Halbert Between the Lines Most economists agree that one of the greatest hindrances to the economy today is over-regulation by government at all levels, but especially at the federal level. A new study from the conservative non-profit American Action Forum (AAF) found that President Obama has already issued…