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November 2012 Economic Overview

November 2012 Economic Overview

US Economy The U.S. economy is showing signs of finally bottoming out: Americans are on the move again after record numbers had stayed put, more young adults are leaving their parents' homes to take a chance with college or the job market, once-sharp declines in births are leveling off and poverty is slowing. - The U.S. housing market is [...]

November 2010 Economic Overview

November 2010 Economic Overview

Euro zone turmoil continues. Unemployment for the period reached 10.1%. Germany is being pushed to the center stage in the Euro area for its economic strength, but also, unfortunately, for Germany’s limited success at multiculturalism. The publicity seems to limit its alternatives in taking a strong stance against the weaker Euro zone [...]

October 2010 Economic Overview

October 2010 Economic Overview

The Slow Slog Continues. The US economy is growing, painfully slowly. Estimates for GDP growth range around 1.5-2% versus previous estimates of 2-2.5%. Home and automobile sales remain below pre-crisis levels.  Recently, housing starts showed the first sign of life in a long time. Unemployment hovers around 10% and will remain high. The debt [...]

May 2010 Economic Overview

May 2010 Economic Overview

Economic unintended consequences pervade the US. Is the party over? For the last 40 years, the US consumer has served as the engine to lead the US economy out of miasma. Is Unbridled economic growth undermining the Protestant ethic of self-denial? Conspicuous consumption has fallen into social disrepute. Real Thrift is Back! Thrift is becoming the [...]

December 2009 Economic Overview

December 2009 Economic Overview

The rally in risky assets is proving hard to stop. Low interest rates have been the main driver, though having limited alternative markets or currencies to invest in must share the blame. But we must not mistake the stock market for the economy. As stock and commodity prices continue strong, there is a tendency to believe that the economy has [...]

November 2009 Economic Overview

November 2009 Economic Overview

Consumers are snatching at any evidence indicating that this recession is ended. Reported 3rd Q GNP was up, subject to subsequent adjustment. Durable goods orders for the month were up. Home sales were positive for the first time in over 18 months two month ago, thought they were down once again in the last month. Anything indicating that the [...]