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Podcast: Mixed-up economy

By Holden Lewis ·
Monday, September 23, 2013
Posted: 5 am ET

Rose and thorn. Hank and Walt. Silver lining and cloud. When we talk about the economy, we're all like, "on one hand…" and "on the other hand…" That's the case this week with all of our guests.

In this week's podcast:

  • Hugh Johnson, head of Hugh Johnson Advisors, notes that the economy is expanding, but anemically. And he predicts what's ahead for stock and bond markets in 2014.
  • Bankrate's Polyana da Costa says house prices have been going up, but expect a slowdown this winter.
  • Bankrate's Doug Whiteman explains why Oct. 1 is so important for people without health insurance, but notes that lack of awareness remains a problem.
  • And Bankrate's Lucas Wysocki says you can make some cash by decluttering, but you've got to do some homework first.

Bankrate Audio



Washington Bureau Chief,



Chairman/CIO, Hugh Johnson Advisors



Associate editor,


da Costa

Senior mortgage reporter,




Fed surprise: What's an investor or borrower to do?

Investors see a green light for stocks, even after the big rally. And, why is Oct. 1 an important date for Obamacare?


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