On Saturday, October 6, 2012 11:20:09 PM UTC-4, rvfulltime wrote:I agree with you about the seasonal adjustment, but for a different reason. Companies are hiring people to work for the Xmas season. My son isn't allowed a to take any vacation until after Xmas.
> On 10/6/2012 4:06 AM, Hank wrote:
> > Reports show that the unemployment rate has dropped to 7.8% and the stock market hit a 5 year high.
> > Just sayin' :-)
> > Hank
> True to the news media, they only tell some of the story. They did not say
> whether or not those figures were "seasonally adjusted". Come fall, the
> unemployment rate usually drops because fewer people are looking for work.
> Specifically, students are no longer looking for work. Seasonally Adjusted data
> reflects this regular anomaly, just the same as unemployment rates drops in
> December and goes back up in January.
> Regarding the stock market, the U.S. stock market is one part of a global
> investment community. The major players are: U.S. Stock Market, U.S. Bond
> Market, European Stock Market, European Bond Market, and Emerging Markets
> including China and India. The U.S. Bond Market is at record level low return,
> Europe is doing awful, and Emerging Markets are high risk. That leaves the U.S
> Stock Market as the best of a group of weak choices.
In regards to the stock market, if we are the best choice, then how bad can it be? :-)
News media, they ALL (even FOX)tell you what they want you to believe. Same as all religions.
Hank <~~~~~able to see thru the smoke and mirros with a single glance :-)
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