Juli Niemann is St. Louis' oldest, non-retired analyst. She works for Smith, Moore and Company as executive vice-president for research and portfolio management.  She has worked in the investment industry for over 40 years. Niemann was recently profiled in St. Louis Magazine.   

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Features by Juli Niemann

What we can expect from earnings season

With some tough economic news in the last week or so with the jobs report, and today some evidence of a slowdown in China, Wall Street is anticipating modest reports from corporations.
Posted In: Earnings, corporate profits

Some carmakers have best sales in years

Auto sales for the month of March are trickling out this month and so far the numbers look pretty good. Chrysler said it had its best month in four years with sales up 34 percent. Ford also had its best month in years with sales up 5 percent.
Posted In: car, Ford, car sales

President Obama asks to repeal big oil tax breaks

The president wants lawmakers to repeal $4 billion worth of tax breaks that oil companies currently get. How much of an issue are these subsidies?
Posted In: Barack Obama, Oil, subsidy

Case-Shiller home prices and health care reform

The markets have a lot to reflect on this morning, from the pending Supreme Court decision to the latest Case-Shiller Index.
Posted In: health care, case shiller

Analyst: There's confidence in the housing market

Rise in new building permits attributed to good winter weather, increased demand for housing, and an economy that "isn't getting worse."
Posted In: Housing

Federal Reserve meeting to focus on monetary policy

The top policy makers at the Federal Reserve are holding a meeting today in Washington to decide what to do next when it comes to monetary policy. Will they shift their focus now that we have signs of economic recovery?
Posted In: Federal Reserve, Retail

Gas prices drop slightly, but could still rise

The national average for a gallon of gasoline dipped today after about a month of steady increases. At the same time, tension with Iran could push those back up.
Posted In: gas, Oil, Unemployment

High gas prices likely to be very temporary

Gas prices have risen quickly in the past month, but reductions in consumer spending and the payroll tax cut are helping to offset the costs.
Posted In: gas prices

January retail sales lower than expected

The government said this morning that retail sales inched up 0.4 percent last month. That was lower than expected.
Posted In: retail sales, Retail, consumer

Case-Shiller Index shows falling home prices continue

Home prices are falling again in many major American cities. Why?
Posted In: Housing, home prices, case shiller

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