Underemployment: Public vs. Private Sector Solutions

Even though unemployment is at 4.5%, underemployment is a growing issue in our economy today. There are two prevalent views from economists on how to deal with this problem. The first solution is that the government should intervene and make the public sector hire more employees. Other economists instead favor the idea that the private sector should instead create more jobs in the future. (more…)

Quick Look at CME Group, MetLife, and Prudential

CME Group (CME): Futures Exchange Company from Chicago, IL

Beta: 0.82, this beta is fairly low for a company in the financial sector, being 18% less volatile than the stock market. However, when compared to similar companies such as Intercontinental Exchange (ICE), this beta isn’t abnormal.

P/E: 27.52, this is a high P/E ratio for a financial company. Competitors such as Goldman Sachs (GS) and ICE have P/E ratios of 15.80 and 23.31 respectively. (more…)