Talking Data Episode #152: All Gas, No Breaks?

There is a bit of a break down in food commodities, but it is too soon to get excited. It will take time for the decline in costs to filter through, and the prices have not declined enough to make much of a difference. Gasoline prices are declining, but do not count on a break at the grocery store.

Talking Data Episode #146: The Clunker Collision Course

The truly painful moment for the used car market will be the restoration of auto production and dealer new auto inventory. That will reduce demand for used autos, cause pricing to become softer, and force significant markdowns. That day is not here yet, but it will be problematic when it does arrive.