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.
Posted In: State of the Union, Barack Obama
What economic issues will President Obama likely mention in his State of the Union address?
Posted In: Alcoa, Earnings, Europe debt crisis
Alcoa, a major aluminum producer, kicked off earnings season on a dull note. Will other American companies be affected by the ongoing problems in Europe?
Posted In: manufacturing
Manufacturing, both in the U.S. and abroad, could be the strongest growth sector for the economy in 2012.
Posted In: Housing, housing market, case shiller
Home sales fell again in October, with one bright spot in the mix being the rise in rental rates.
Posted In: Mergers and Acquisitions, AT&T, T-Mobile
We speak to Juli Niemann about why companies continue to push for mergers, even when they often fall through
Posted In: holiday shopping, retail sales, holiday discounts
American consumer spending is up, but shoppers are more conscious this time around -- and Black Friday might have been the high point of spending for a while.
Posted In: politics, Washington D.C., President Obama, payroll tax
A tax hike could be in store for all Americans at the start of next year if Republicans and Democrats in Washington can't agree. The current payroll tax cuts put money into the pockets of consumers.
Posted In: American Airlines, bankruptcy
American Airlines' bankruptcy is seen as a strategic move to shed debt and come out more competitive, yet analyst Juli Niemann worries that it will harm smaller cities and towns.
Posted In: retail sales, Christmas
The Commerce Department announced retail sales jumped half a percent last month.
Consumer sentiment reports are out today, and Juli Niemann of Smith, Moore and Company, thinks that even though the markets are still down, Americans are willing to spend -- especially during the holidays.