Life Expectancy Chart Is A Shocker For The U.S.

| January 13, 2013

Here are some interesting numbers on life expectancy from different countries around the world….2007 being the most recent data used in a number of studies.

You Won’t Believe This One…..

| November 25, 2012

According to Business Week: Last year, for the first time ever, sales of adult diapers in Japan exceeded those for babies. Yep, we said you wouldn’t believe it!  

Japanese Population To Shrink By One Third, Workforce To Plunge In Under 50 Years

| January 30, 2012

It’s all about demographics my dear Watson…Japan’s population of 128 million will shrink by one-third and seniors will account for 40 percent of it’s people by 2060.  And NO, we didn’t make this stuff up, it came from Japan’s Health and Welfare Ministry! From AP: Japan’s population of 128 million will shrink by one-third and seniors […]

Demographic Poop

| December 29, 2011

Here is one of the reasons for slow world growth dead ahead, and from the looks of things, it will last a long long time!  The baby boomer generation was the last of the demographic growth cycles and that was back from the 1950’s thru the 1970’s.  Now the baby boomers are debt ridden as they enter retirement age, […]

Demographics, My Dear Watson

| September 18, 2011

We’ve gone over this before, but it looks like the idea is catching on….Grey bearded baby boomers are in trouble…..but many don’t even know it!  Deutsche Bank, in a new report expects stock market investors to lose about 10% of their money — in real terms — over the next 10 years, while the economy goes […]

Shrinking Labor And Bad Demographics Effects U.S. Expansion

| August 31, 2011

Amoung areas of interest for investing in this demographic tidal wave …..We would expect to see strong growth in all areas of health-care spending, that’s a no brainer.   Women and baby boomers entering the American workforce after 1950 helped to supercharge expansions in 1975 and 1983 by filling an increasing number of jobs and purchasing more goods and […]

So Easy Even A Caveman Can Do It!

| June 9, 2011

About a year ago Zero Hedge posted an article…..”Record Number Of Americans Using Retirement Funds As Source Of Immediate Cash” after a report by Fidelity uncovered that “plan participants with loans outstanding against their 401(k) accounts had reached 22 percent versus 20 percent a year earlier.”  Well guess what?  The new number is now 30% […]

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