Brad McMillan, Seeking Alpha

Brad McMillan

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  • Benzinga.com

Past articles by Brad:

A More Detailed Look At Housing Supply And The Economy

This article originally appeared on the Independent Observer Blog.Yesterday, I talked about housing demand and concluded that it is not only healthy but likely to increase. This represents only one-ha → Read More

With Further Market Declines Likely, Keep The Long Run In Mind

This article originally appeared on the Independent Observer Blog.August was the worst month for U.S. markets in more than three years, so say the headlines. I suspect it was also the worst month in a → Read More

China And The U.S. Stock Market

This article originally appeared on the Independent Observer Blog.Now that things seem to have calmed down a bit, it's a good time to discuss why the past week has been so turbulent. The usual explana → Read More

Good Economic News May Not Curb Market Turbulence

If you've been reading my posts over the past week, you've probably noticed a key theme: despite ongoing market turbulence, U.S. economic fundamentals remain strong.Today's data underlined that point → Read More

The Market's Downside Risk: How Much Further Could It Fall?

This article originally appeared on the Independent Observer Blog.After the decline at the end of the day yesterday, I'm getting more concerned about the next couple of weeks in the U.S. markets. Alth → Read More

As Market Fears Grow, Stay Focused On The Long Term

This article originally appeared on the Independent Observer Blog.One bad day doesn't make a bear market. Two bad days, however, and the prospect of more to come, may well signal one.Bear market is a → Read More

The Fed: Much Ado About (Pretty Much) Nothing

This article originally appeared on the Independent Observer Blog.Will the Fed start to raise rates in September?Economists and market watchers have been debating that question for months, concluding → Read More

Housing: A Return To Normalcy

This article originally appeared on the Independent Observer Blog.The great financial crisis of 2008 was, of course, ultimately a financial crisis, but the proximate cause was housing. As of the mid-2 → Read More

China's Bubble Trouble

This article originally appeared on the Independent Observer BlogThe news today is that the Shanghai Stock Exchange closed down another 6.5 percent, despite substantial support from the Chinese govern → Read More

5 Reasons The System Isn't Broken

This article originally appeared on the Independent Observer BlogI got an e-mail from a reader the other day that really bothered me. A former investigative jou → Read More

Market Pullback? Maybe Not

This article originally appeared on the Independent Observer Blog.Over the past month, we saw a market recovery that seemed like it would lead to new highs, a p → Read More

China's Currency Devaluation: Possible Consequences

This article originally appeared on the Independent Observer BlogThe shocks from the Chinese yuan devaluation continue to echo around the world.Today, the curre → Read More

China's Yuan Devaluation: What You Need To Know

Some mornings I wake up and wonder what I should blog about. Not today. Looking at my phone in bed to scan the headlines, I couldn't believe the news - China had devalued its currency! This is a big d → Read More

A Good-News Week For The Economy

This article originally appeared on the Independent Observer Blog.Over the past couple of weeks, I've written about various headwinds the economy faces - among them, slow wage growth, a decline in con → Read More

Economic Risk Factor Update: August 2015

This article originally appeared on the Independent Observer Blog.Once again, it's time for our monthly update on risk factors that have proven to be good indicators of economic trouble ahead.For the → Read More

Bubble Trouble: An Update On Market Valuations

This article originally appeared on the Independent Observer Blog.Back in February, I looked at U.S. market valuations based on several different metrics, concluding that valuations were quite high - → Read More

Is Now A Good Time To Invest In Energy?

This article originally appeared on the Independent Observer BlogWith oil prices down as much as they are, many investors are asking whether now is the time to buy. "Buy low, sell high" make → Read More

The Fed And GDP Growth

This article originally appeared on the Independent Observer Blog.In the past 24 hours, there have been two pieces of news that tell us a great deal about the economy today and also show us how things → Read More

Where Is The Wage Growth?

This article originally appeared on the Independent Observer Blog.In my post on Friday, I noted that employment is, in many ways, approaching boom times. Although it's not there yet-the proportion of → Read More

China's Stock Market Plunges Again (But Not To Worry)

This article originally appeared on the Independent Observer Blog.It turns out that China's stock market remains a market after all, despite the Chinese government's best efforts. Prices on the Shangh → Read More