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December 2013 Economic Overview

December 2013 Economic Overview

US Economy Americans' confidence in the economy is slowly increasing, and has significantly improved from the mid-October shutdown.  This suggests that record-high U.S. stock market prices and the Bureau of Labor Statistics report of better-than-expected job gains in October may have boosted Americans' confidence. Increasing [...]

October 2013 Economic Overview

October 2013 Economic Overview

The US economy is progressing nicely, except that politicians ignore the catastrophe a government shutdown will bring. You cannot have the world’s reserve currency held to ransom on ideological grounds without creating uncertainty in the minds of the rest of the world. The whole system will be disrupted. Gross domestic product rose 2.5 percent [...]

September 2013 Economic Overview

September 2013 Economic Overview

Frankly, we find this past week’s batch of economic data unsettling. The march of economic power from the developed to the emerging world seemed to take a step backwards. Asian manufacturing continued to slow, with a very slight expansion in China according to official data. In the US, GDP growth, manufacturing and jobless claims were stronger [...]

July 2013 Economic Overview

July 2013 Economic Overview

Little change in slow growth both the data and the debates continue to point toward 2% GDP growth, 2% or less inflation, and near-zero overnight interest rates. The downturn in the Eurozone (Germany excepted) persists and is unlikely to end soon. Consumer confidence is at a five-year high. It has risen three straight months, reaching 81.4 in [...]

April 2013 Economic Overview

April 2013 Economic Overview

Following the recent spate of upbeat data, today’s consensus outlook (which I largely share) is that this year the economy may again grow about 2% and then speed up modestly in 2014.  Unemployment is expected to remain high and total business profits to slide a bit.  Federal Reserve forecasts, which have been chronically over-optimistic, do [...]

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 [...]

July 2012 Economic Overview

July 2012 Economic Overview

US Economy Bad employment reports continue, only 69,000 jobs created in May, unemployment hovers around 8.2%. Real personal income remains anemic and real disposable personal income is barely up for the year. These levels are normally associated with a recession. While the decline in gasoline prices since April help matters, the slow pace of [...]

February 2012 Economic Overview

February 2012 Economic Overview

The world economy is sluggish, but not moribund. Pessimism is overdone. Latest statistics especially in manufacturing were better than expected. The world economy is sick. Politicians are doing little to help matters. Yes the world seems to have slipped into recession, but it is expected to be short and shallow. Uncertainty is still acute and [...]

November 2011 Economic Overview

November 2011 Economic Overview

In the US, orders for big ticket items fell in September and durable goods orders fell 0.8% the third decline in four months. While this year has been a difficult one for many sectors of the American economy, the housing sector—little by little, and bit by bit—has been firming up over the course of 2011. It is not dead as a stout, but [...]

October 2011 Economic Overview

October 2011 Economic Overview

TWO messages emerged from the weekend's IMF meetings: striking and deeply disconcerting. The high level of fear and anxiety among the participants and Euro-zone governments are still struggling to put in place an agreement reached in July. Europe is sliding toward recession. America is uncomfortably close behind. A renewed downturn across major [...]

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