Bigger paychecks for US workers could be bad news for stocks
|05/13/2017||Posted by BusinessMediaguide.Com under General World News||
With the unemployment rate at its lowest level in a decade, slack in the labor market has all but evaporated. That leaves higher wages as the logical next step in the ongoing cycle of economic expansion.
It’s a cruel twist of fate for S&P 500 companies that have successfully resurrected profit growth from a five-quarter recession but now face the prospect of lower margins going forward.
With margins for nonenergy companies having hovered near a record high for roughly the past three years, stock investors have seen the reckoning coming. As such, they have already begun rewarding companies with the lowest labor read more >>>