Protect Yourself From the Economic Downside

That was a lovely durable-goods report this morning, wasn't it? If you put that together with relatively weak retail earnings and the surprise drop in new homes last week, it is not really a great economic picture as we head into the fall.

I sent out my crack team of retail observers this past weekend, and my wife and daughter reported that stores were not overly busy during what used to be the big back-to-school shopping session. The so-called economic recovery continues to sputter along at a very low level. We aren't creating enough jobs to get a real recovery going, and I don't see any vast improvement in the near future....651 more words left in this article. To read them, just click below and try Real Money FREE for 14 days.

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