Disappointing First Quarter 2013 GDP Growth At 2.5 Percent Will Keep Fed On Hold

Disappointing First Quarter 2013 GDP Growth At 2.5 Percent Will Keep Fed On Hold: Sometimes bad news is good news.  Yes, everyone would prefer better economic numbers, but that’s not happening and the political economy risk that has threatened the U.S. economy for the last few years is taking root again. Sequestration and the increase[…]

Fourth Quarter 2012 GDP at 0.1 Percent, Lowest In 3 Years

Fourth Quarter 2012 GDP at 0.1 Percent, Lowest In 3 Years: Jobs data tomorrow could confirm weakness. Remember all that wrangling about what would happen to the U.S. economy if Republicans and Democrats continued to squabble over the fiscal cliff? Well… it happened.  The U.S. economy grew at the worst pace in three years in[…]

Predictions 2013: GDP Above 3 Percent and No Recession (Again)

Predictions 2013: Above 3 Percent GDP – No Recession (Again): We expect the U.S. economy to grow above trend in 2013.  It’s possible Washington won’t be the center of attention in the mid-portion of 2013 but even if political economy risks grow, investors are becoming conditioned to bickering in D.C. which won’t impact markets.  Remember[…]

US Third Quarter GDP Rises To 2.7 Percent But Fiscal Cliff Woes Continue

US Third Quarter GDP Rises To 2.7 Percent But Fiscal Cliff Woes Continue: U.S. GDP rose to 2.7 percent in the third quarter according to the U.S. Department of Labor.  GDP was revised from the first estimate but much of the increase was due to private inventories and government spending. The headline number did have a[…]

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The U.S Economy Grows More In The 3rd Quarter 2012 But Wall Street Plays It Cool

The U.S Economy Grows More In The 3rd Quarter 2012 But Wall Street Plays It Cool: The U.S. economy is slowly getting better.  After growing at 1.3 percent in the second quarter of 2012, the economy grew faster from July to September.  The Commerce Department said today GDP grew at 2 percent in the third[…]

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Durable Goods Orders Fall By Most In 3-1/2 Years, 2Q12 GDP Revised Down, Jobless Claims Lower,

Durable Goods Orders Fall By Most In 3-1/2 Years, 2Q12 GDP Revised Down, Jobless Claims Lower: Orders for durable goods, manufacturing goods intended to last at least 3 years or more, fell due to the increasingly sluggish U.S. economy.  New orders for durable goods dropped by the largest amount in three and a half years[…]

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U.S. GDP Second Quarter 2012 Falls To 1.5 Percent, July Consumer Sentiment Hits Year Low, Has The Recent Bond Bubble Burst?

U.S. GDP Second Quarter 2012  Falls To 1.5 Percent, July Consumer Sentiment Hits Year Low, Has The Recent Bond Bubble Burst? The U.S. economy grew at a lulling rate of 1.5 percent for the second quarter of 2012 the Commerce Department said today. This is a decrease from the 2 percent rate of growth in the[…]

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GDP For Q4 2011 At 2.8 Percent: Is This A Good Number Or Not?

GDP For Q4 2011 At 2.8 Percent: Is This A Good Number Or Not? 3 reasons GDP Q4 2011 at 2.8 percent is – ok. It’s a more than decent number. The U.S. gross domestic product for the fourth quarter of 2011 was announced today.  The U.S. grew at 2.8 percent in the last quarter[…]

Fourth Quarter GDP 2010 Revised Upward to 3.1 Percent

Fourth Quarter GDP 2010 Revised Upward to 3.1 Percent: The Consumer Is Making A Comeback? The U.S. economy is growing.  The economy is improving and more positive data keeps coming in. The Commerce Department reported Friday, gross domestic product (GDP) grew.  GDP grew at an annual rate of 3.1 percent for the October-December quarter.  We[…]

Japan’s Earthquake & Tsunami After-Effects

The Dow Jones Industrial Average Falls Below 12,000. Japan’s Earthquake & Tsunami After-Effects. The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell below a key support level today.  The Dow fell below 12,000 today which is a key psychological trader observation level.  Dow 12,000 had become a support level for various traders and economists that use technical analysis[…]