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Interesting read of the day comes from NPR showing an interesting chart outlining the percentage of jobs relative to peak employment right before every US recession since WWII. †I found this interesting because the Dow has hit all times highs, while this trajectory in the chart shows we are still a ways away from getting employment back to where it used to be.
After a much needed hiatus to focus on buying a new home and a new job, I'm back.† I haven't actively managed the portfolio for over a year and half, selling most of my positions at the end of 2011 to buy that new home.† First order of business is to see how things wrapped up at the end of 2012.
I have 3 remaining positions:
XLF - Financial Select SPDR ETF
XHB - SPDR S&P HomeBuilders ETF
It has been almost an entire year with no activity, but I'm coming back at it with coffee. †Will be covering the likes of Starbucks (SBUX), Tim Horton's (THI), and Dunkin' Doughnuts (DNKN). †