January 6th, 2011 7:50 AM by Eric Fang
It's very interesting to read Yhaoo News everyday.On yesterday's news, the Dec Retail was good, andthe job hiring was strong. And on today's news, Dec Retail sales were weak and Jobless Claims are up.
We all know that Dec Sales were up, but the revenuesare down. The reason is: the retailers competed each other to sell everything cheap.
I got emails everyday from those retailers for 50% offor 75% off. And I also purchased some items this holidayseason, just because they are cheap. You can not notresist the temptation for those shoes for $50 when they were $125 at the regular price.
Same as my business model, my loan volumes are 3-4 times of a good loan loan agent.But my revenue maybe about the same becauseof my low profit margin and good interest rates.
For the job market, we all know that the private sectoris creating jobs. It's kinda easy to get jobs in the bay area now. And we also expect that the retailer willlet some temp helpers go after the holiday season. Evenfor the mortgage industry, some processors and/or underwriters will let go if the interest rate not improve in the next a few months.
So it's very natural to see the job growth, andthe unemployment rate may still go up. And we will havea volatile market when we have those bad/good news gameeveryday.