Hale Stewart

About the Author Hale Stewart

Hale Stewart spent 5 years as a bond broker in the late 1990s before returning to law school in the early 2000s. He is currently a tax lawyer in Houston, Texas. He has an LLM from the Thomas Jefferson School of Law in domestic and international taxation where he graduated Magna Cum Laude and is also a Chartered Asset Manager, Chartered Wealth Manager and Chartered Trust and Estate Planner from the American Academy of Financial Management. He is the author of the book US Captive Insurance Law. You can read him daily at the Bonddad blog (www.bonddad.blogspot.com).

The U.S. Equity And Economic Perspective

Housing news continues to provide bulls with ample ammunition. Permits, starts and existing are all encouraging.

Are We or Aren’t We at Full Employment?

The changing nature of the US labor market continues to confuse analysts.┬áRobert Waldmann at Angry Bear argues the low level of unemployment claims …

The Longer-Term Trend of Rising Housing Investment is Still Intact.

Right now, housing and cars are carrying the US economy, in the face of a shallow industrial recession partly in the Oil patch, …

A Note On Greece

  Cullen Roche of Pragmatic Capitalism has a good post up on Greece this morning. Basically I agree up until his forecast.

Americans Continue To Rebuild Savings

  It is a very rare occurrence when I agree with the Washington Post’s Robert Samuelson, and disagree with Dean Baker, but this …

U.S. Equity And Economic Review; Can’t Hold Onto New Highs, Edition

  The Economic Backdrop The biggest news last week was the .7% Q/Q drop in top-line GDP.

The Most Important Positive Data Of The Year

  Yesterday’s report that housing permits and housing starts both reached post-recession record highs in April was the most important data of the …

The Overly Strong Dollar Is Killing The U.S. Expansion Edition

  Monthly data for April included a decline in industrial production and capacity utilization; declining producer, import, and export prices; an increase in …

U.S. Equity And Economic Review For The Week; Mid-Caps Break Trend

  Last week’s economic releases provided much-needed bullish news, with strong headline numbers from the ISM Services Index and the monthly employment report. …

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