Monday, July 26, 2010

Money in the bank

Is something wrong with this picture?...

Our service sector represents about 70% of our economy (insurance is obviously a part of that), while manufacturing is just 11%.

But... supposedly it’s innovation / productivity that determines whether a country will be successful in manufacturing (not cheap labor).

So – we rank 4th amongst the most competitive nations in manufacturing despite our labor costs.

How come our manufacturing sector is so depressed?

If you bought/held a balanced stock/bond mix in year 2000, you would have had an annual gain of 4.3% through 2009.

If you were all cash, it would have been 2.6%.

A professional money manager who could bet on or against stocks during that same period, returned no more than cash did for that same period.

Harvey Dorland

Pacific Recruiting

936-597-6500 - direct

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Money in the bank

Testing while driving is quickly becoming as dangerous as drinking and driving.

A random sample of 1000 investors, traders and analysts believe the U.S. will offer the best investment returns over the next year, with Brazil, China, and India following.

The European Union and Japan were rated the worst.

The San Francisco housing market is hot again.

Sales of houses & condos jumped 50% in the first quarter versus a year ago.

Most of the 10 biggest actively managed mutual funds are in the red, so far this year.

52% of executives at large worldwide companies think the economic recovery will be slow and difficult, compared with 27% who said the same last year.

Harvey Dorland

Pacific Recruiting

936-597-6500 - direct

Thursday, July 1, 2010

The Sironasays Blog

I just read the Sironasays Blog on The Top 20 Recruitment Myths. Good read! Check it out!

Laura Hill
The Hill Group, L.P.