jessescrossroadscafe.blogspot.com / 16 April 2015
I imagine you did not hear too much today about the much larger than expected number of new unemployment claims.
Today the Street was celebrating the IPOs of Party City and the highly ironically named ‘Virtu.’
Virtu is an HFT trading firm that experiences a losing day about every […]
streettalklive.com / Lance Roberts / 16 April 2015
Should You Ignore Recent Retail Sales Weakness?
Over the past several weeks I have heard repeated comments that you should ignore the recent retail sales weakness for a variety of reasons such as cold winter weather, consumers don’t believe the drop in gas prices, etc. Putting aside […]
marctomarket.com / by Marc Chandler / April 15, 2015
Six years after the US economic contraction ended, the Federal Reserve has still not raised interest rates. Inflation has not accelerated as so many predicted. The economy is chugging along in an irregular fashion. The US economy appears to have ground to a near halt […]
dollarvigilante.com / Jeff Berwick / April 13th, 2015
Last week we commented on how activists in New York had gotten around the government removal of an Edward Snowden statue by replacing his image with a hologram.
In the constant battle between the free market and its evil nemesis, government, the stakes were raised dramatically […]
zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / 04/09/2015 08:39 -0400
After the abysmal March payrolls number, there were expectations in the whisper forecast of today’s initial claims that there would be a sizable jump in initial unemployment claims, one that may break the streak of 4 consecutive prints under 300K. It did not happen, and in […]
alt-market.com / Brandon Smith / Thursday, 09 April 2015 02:55
In the first three installments of this series, we examined the realities behind supply and demand, unemployment and personal debt, and national debt. As has been proven in each consecutive article with ample evidence, mainstream establishment numbers are, for the most part, utter garbage. They […]
zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden on 04/08/2015 12:06
The FOMC surprised the market on March 18 by lowering “the dots” by about 50 basis points.While Yellen gave a fairly exhaustive explanation for this in her speech on March 27 (and Dudley just managed expectations this morning), SocGen notes that market participants hope for more color […]
globaleconomicanalysis.blogspot.com / Mike “Mish” Shedlock / Wednesday, April 08, 2015 4:04 AM
In response to Republican questioning on monetary policy and employment, Bernanke replied the Fed Already Follows Policy Rule.
“The Fed already has a rule,” Mr. Bernanke said during a panel discussion at the Brookings Institution’s Hutchins Center on Fiscal and […]
mauldineconomics.com / BY JOHN MAULDIN / APRIL 7, 2015
For many economists, the chicken and egg question is, which came first, consumption or production? What drives growth? Let’s continue with our series on debt, in which I have been contrasting my views with those of Paul Krugman.
Our differences aside, what Paul and I readily […]
zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / 04/07/2015 07:50 -0400
When it comes down to it, all that matters is ‘the market’. With European consumer confidence at its highest since 2007, and European unemployment barely off record highs, there is only one thing that European policymakers really care about… and it’s not ‘the people’.
goldsilverworlds.com / Gold Silver Worlds / April 6, 2015
In this article, we summarize which events in the week ahead could impact the gold price and silver price. At the bottom of the article we explain that these events are generaly no fundamental drivers, but mostly the result of trading in COMEX futures.
The standout […]
zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / 04/03/2015 08:36 -0400
We warned yesterday that the “whisper expectation is for a NFP print that will be well below consensus, somewhere in the mid-100,000s if not worse now that the bartender hiring spree is over”, and we were right: moments ago the BLS reported that in March a […]
mises.org / Frank Hollenbeck / APRIL 1, 2015
President Obama and Fed Chair Janet Yellen have been crowing about improving economic conditions in the US. Unemployment is down to 5.5 percent and growth in 2014 hit 2.2 percent.
Journalists and economists point to this improvement as proof that quantitative easing was effective.
Pile on […]
zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / 03/31/2015 08:02 -0400
Earlier today, the supposedly resurgent Eurozone reported a February unemployment number of 11.3%, which not only missed consensus but was worse than the highest estimate. This miss meant the recent steady trend of improvement would have halted if January’s unemployment print of 11.3% hadn’t been revised […]
caseyresearch.com / by Dennis Miller / March 25, 2015
When the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) announced that February 2015 employment had increased by 295,000 jobs and unemployment had dropped down to 5.5%, predictable hoopla and cheering from the political class followed.
Then the Dow dropped, with some fearing the Fed might actually start […]
wallstreetexaminer.com / Courtesy of Confounded Interest, by Anthony B. Sanders • March 25, 2015
There was an excellent Bloomberg article entitled “Yellen Is Watching These Four Indicators for Signals on When to Raise Rates.”
Forget the Federal Open Market Committee’s pledge to be “patient” in raising rates from near zero. Forget “considerable time” and […]
investmentresearchdynamics.com / By Dave Kranzler / March 23, 2015
The Chicago Fed National Activity Index (CFNAI) edged lower to –0.11 in February from –0.10 in January. Two of the four broad categories of indicators that make up the index decreased from January, and two of the four categories made negative contributions to the index […]
theeconomiccollapseblog.com / By Michael Snyder on March 18th, 2015
If you believe that ignorance is bliss, you might not want to read this article. I am going to dispel the notion that there has been any sort of “economic recovery”, and I am going to show that we are much worse off than we were […]
zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden on 03/17/2015 13:30
Let’s start with the basics: why is there a majority consensus that the Fed will hike rates after it removes its “patient” language tomorrow? One simple reason: non-farm payrolls. As reported earlier in the month, following the report of March’s expectations smashing 295,000 jobs added, there […]
globaleconomicanalysis.blogspot.com / Mike “Mish” Shedlock / Monday, March 16, 2015 2:25 AM
If economists were right, wage growth and inflation would be soaring. After all, the Phillips Curve states that decreased unemployment in an economy will correlate with higher rates of inflation [and higher wage growth].
Let’s explore that thesis.
Average Hourly Earnings Percent Change […]