Morris Beschloss: The Beschloss Perspective

Veteran industry analyst Morris Beschloss writes about the industrial pipe, valves and fittings industry.


American household assets in free fall

For some, the 2008-2010 Great Recession has never ended.
American economy in ‘disinflation’ mode.
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Post-recessionary outlook for residential construction brighter

Although much of the ongoing residential construction continues to be supported by prolific apartment construction and suburban rural homes for rental or long-term leasing, the post-recessionary outlook seems to be getting brighter.
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Flat consumer demand and anticipated 2014 economic growth

Disappointing consumer demand.
IPO launches lagging.

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Credit managers slowly gaining confidence in economy

It’s the lack of media attention or ongoing public focus regarding the U.S. Treasury debt.

National debt on back burner?

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U.S. cumulative wealth reaches all-time high

Big bucks.

In comprehending a nation’s total value, it must be understood that it encompasses the totality of tangible household values comprising America’s population of 320 million.

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Higher interest rates could weaken housing starts

Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac rebound.

In the wake of four postrecession years, it is obvious that the long love affair with homeowning as the key asset of America’s middle class is over.

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U.S. sees narrower budget gaps and stronger banks

U.S. banks are getting stronger.

CBO predicts narrower budget gaps

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Global inflation or deflation?

Tax offsets for individuals, small businesses.

After 25 years of this high interest rate reversal, goods prices dropped precipitously.

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Infrastructure investment could increase this sector

Nonbuilding construction surprise.

It’s becoming increasingly apparent the residential sector is in a strong comeback mode.

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2014: Off to a running start

Construction, manufacturing jobs on the rise.

Two simultaneous revelations right after the first of the year have magnified our predictions of industrial manufacturing and construction expansion, as the first quarter of 2014 gets off and running.

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