What Do the Markets Tell Us about Our Economy?

The Dow reaches an all-time high, yet the economy is still considered fragile. Consumer confidence is rising, yet unemployment remains unacceptable. How do markets relate to economic realities in the short run and in the long run? What effects do the Fed and government policies have on the markets? What are our economic prospects now and over time?

Festival: 2013

Watch and Listen: American

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