July 3, 2019

SHI 7.3.19 – A Celebration is in Order

Break out the champagne!   This month, our US economic expansion celebrates its 10th birthday.   Business cycles have been measured by the ‘National Bureau of Economic Research’ […]
June 26, 2019

SHI 6.26.19 – A Sea of Red

The SHI, at its essence, is designed to be an economic barometer.  Using the level of consumer spending at expensive steakhouses as our metric, the SHI […]
June 19, 2019

SHI 6.19.19 – The Fed Holds Pat

“You gotta know when to hold ’em, and know when to fold ’em …”  croons Kenny Rogers.   Indeed.  The FED decided to hold.  And this choice […]
June 12, 2019

SHI 6.12.19 – Where Did Inflation Go?

After rising from the dead like Lazarus at the beginning of 2019, inflation is once again heading toward zero.   From November of 2018 thru January of […]