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Category: Macroeconomic


Capital and risk, Macroeconomic

Investor Barry Sternlicht worries about a recession signal and an economy not as strong as it appears

October 11, 2018

Via: CNBC

Barry Sternlicht, CEO of global investment group Starwood Capital, told CNBC there are a number of negative factors that are contributing to his unease about the state of U.S. economy. “The economy’s not quite as strong as the number indicated,” […]


Capital and risk, Macroeconomic

Trump advisor Hassett: Emerging markets fallout, not US inflation, poses ‘biggest risk’ to economy

October 10, 2018

Via: CNBC

A more severe downturn in emerging markets is the “biggest risk” to the U.S. economy, not domestic inflation, a top economic advisor to President Donald Trump told CNBC on Wednesday. “I’m very concerned about emerging markets. If you look at […]


Capital and risk, Macroeconomic

Mortgage rates hit a seven-and-a-half-year high as the easy money era comes to a close

September 27, 2018

Via: Market Watch

Rates for home loans jumped along with yields in the broader bond market, taking financing costs to a recent high and raising fresh questions about the effect of another headwind on a housing market that’s already sputtering. The 30-year fixed-rate […]


Capital and risk, Macroeconomic

Trump doesn’t realize the impact trade war could have on his voters, asset manager warns

September 26, 2018

Via: CNBC

President Donald Trump’s administration is failing to recognize the negative effect America’s trade dispute with China and other countries will have on his voters, an investment chief told CNBC. Mark Phelps, chief investment officer of concentrated global growth at AllianceBernstein, […]


Capital and risk, Macroeconomic

Billionaire Ken Langone: ‘This economy is booming,’ and Trump deserves a lot of credit for it

September 20, 2018

Via: CNBC

President Donald Trump’s economic agenda is fueling a resurgence in the economy that cannot be denied, billionaire businessman and philanthropist Ken Langone told CNBC on Thursday. “This economy is booming,” said Langone, a longtime supporter of GOP candidates who was […]


Capital and risk, Macroeconomic

Fed fears it may have been too successful at whipping US unemployment

September 13, 2018

Via: CNBC

U.S. Federal Reserve officials tout a decade of falling unemployment as among their major victories in fighting the economic crisis of 2007 to 2009. Now they are beginning to worry they have been too successful. When unemployment falls as low […]


Activity, Capital and risk, Macroeconomic, Trading

From Trump to trade, the financial crisis still resonates 10 years later

September 11, 2018

Via: CNBC

This week is the 10th anniversary of the inflection point of the financial crisis: the collapse of Lehman Brothers, the biggest bankruptcy in history. To some, it feels like a long time ago. Yet, its effects still echo in the […]


Capital and risk, Macroeconomic

Most U.S. companies grow at sizzling pace in August despite tariffs, ISM survey finds

September 6, 2018

Via: Market Watch

The numbers: A survey of service-oriented companies in the U.S. such as hospitals, retailers and restaurants show rapid growth in August, underscoring the broad strength in the economy. The Institute for Supply Management said its non-manufacturing index climbed to 58.5% […]


Capital and risk, Macroeconomic

US construction spending rises slightly in July

September 4, 2018

Via: CNBC

U.S. construction spending barely rose in July as increases in homebuilding and investment in public projects were overshadowed by a sharp drop in private nonresidential outlays. The Commerce Department said on Tuesday that construction spending edged up 0.1 percent. Data […]


Capital and risk, Macroeconomic

Boom! US economy logs best performance in nearly 4 years

August 29, 2018

Via: CNBC

U.S. economic growth was a bit stronger than initially thought in the second quarter, notching its best performance in nearly four years, as businesses boosted spending on software and imports declined. Gross domestic product increased at a 4.2 percent annualized […]