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August 2017 Economic Overview

August 2017 Economic Overview

The US economy entered the ninth consecutive year of expansion. GDP for the second quarter increased by 2.6% and there are no signs that this trend might change. Since mid-2009, GDP growth has averaged 2.1%, while earlier years averaged over 3.6%. The difference is that today’s economy is vastly larger than those of the 1980s and 1990s. [...]

June 2017 Economic Overview

June 2017 Economic Overview

The Fed is likely to raise rates yet again, but perhaps not this month. It is looking to trim its $4.5 trillion balance sheet which will influence it interest rates hikes. Housing starts have been puzzling in that costs are rising and sales are slow. Jack Welch ex GE Chairman observed that our great economy risks being eroded by the toxic [...]

March 2017 Economic Overview

March 2017 Economic Overview

The dollar is the world’s principal anchor currency, and the dollar standard is one of the most vulnerable pillars of global stability. It has grown more important as the world has globalized. After The fracturing of this system under inflationary pressures in the 1970-80s, the dollar became more central than ever. As markets opened to [...]

December 2016 Economic Overview

December 2016 Economic Overview

Go figure. President Trump! President elect Trump promises to reduce regulations, increase infrastructure spending, and cut taxes, which lead many to conclude that growth in inflation and interest rates will result. He has sworn to ‘Put America First. Demanding respect from a freeloading world that takes leaders from Washington for fools’. [...]

October 2016 Economic Overview

October 2016 Economic Overview

Wake up American voters! ”I love the uneducated” Trump said recently. His policies are tweets long. He is incapable of producing ideas of depth and substance.’ Build a wall’, ‘reduce Moslem immigration’, ‘make NATO allies pay for their protection’. His ideas are easy to read, impossible to fathom and short on detail. How to achieve [...]

August 2016 Economic Overview

August 2016 Economic Overview

Fed grew more confident as near-term risks diminished and held rates steady, but opened the door for a rate rise later in the year, perhaps as late as December. Hiring bounced from 10,000 in May to over 287,000 in June. American producer prices rose 0.5% month-on-month in June, the biggest gain in a year, and above expectations. Rising costs [...]