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Category: Macroeconomic


Capital and risk, Macroeconomic

For Federal Reserve, Inaction Is Best Policy as Economy Nears Juncture

March 15, 2019

Via: TheStreet

Sometimes doing nothing is better than something. That’s especially true when the stakes are high and nobody really knows what the future will bring. Preserve the optionality, as it were, in trader-speak. The Federal Reserve, which tries to regulate the […]


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US retail sales edge up in January, but December is revised sharply lower

March 11, 2019

Via: CNBC

U.S. retail sales unexpectedly rose in January, lifted by an increase in purchases of building materials and discretionary spending, but receipts in December were much weaker than initially thought. The report from the Commerce Department on Monday is welcome news […]


Capital and risk, Macroeconomic

156,949,000: Number of Employed Americans Sets 18th Record of Trump Era

March 8, 2019

Via: CNSNews.com

The economy added a meager 20,000 jobs in February, well below the 180,000 that analysts were expecting, and among the lowest job-creation numbers of the Trump administration. But the number of employed Americans — 156,949,000 — has never been higher. […]


Capital and risk, Macroeconomic

A Fed hawk now sees less risk of the economy overheating

March 5, 2019

Via: Market Watch

During the last few years, Boston Federal Reserve President Eric Rosengren has been one the most strident hawks at the U.S. central bank, urging continued interest-rates hikes. But on Tuesday, Rosengren changed his feathers and said he supported a “patient” […]


Capital and risk, Macroeconomic

US construction spending unexpectedly falls in December

March 4, 2019

Via: CNBC

U.S. construction spending unexpectedly fell in December as investment in both private and public projects dropped, further evidence the economy lost momentum at the tail end of 2018. The Commerce Department said on Monday that construction spending declined 0.6 percent […]


Capital and risk, Macroeconomic

Greenspan warns U.S. budget deficit will ultimately lead to higher inflation

March 1, 2019

Via: Market Watch

The yawning federal budget deficit is ultimately going to eventually lead to higher inflation, former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan said Thursday. The federal debt-to-gross domestic product ratio is on track to be as large as it was during World […]


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Auto-related factory slump dominates sharply weaker Chicago Fed index

February 25, 2019

Via: Market Watch

The numbers: Factory output sank in January, pulling down a broad measure of the U.S. economy issued on Monday by the Chicago Federal Reserve. The Chicago Fed’s index of national economic activity registered at a negative 0.43 in January, a […]


Capital and risk, Macroeconomic

Experts fear a 1960s-style rerun of the Fed letting inflation build up

February 25, 2019

Via: Market Watch

A trio of prominent economists on Friday said they were worried the Federal Reserve is taking its eye off the risks of higher inflation. Although there is little actual evidence yet, the theory that a low unemployment rate can boost […]


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Asia has ‘mitigating factors’ to counter a global growth slowdown, says bank CEO

February 18, 2019

Via: CNBC

Global growth is expected to slow in the coming months, but Asian economies could hold up reasonably well, thanks to several “mitigating factors,” according to the chief executive of Southeast Asia’s largest bank. “The overall macro-economy will be a tad […]


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Growing economic anxiety hits Main Street as small-business confidence declines: Survey

February 11, 2019

Via: CNBC

There is no panic on Main Street, but confidence is dropping, according to the latest CNBC/SurveyMonkey Small Business Survey, released Monday. At a time of growing concerns about a more fragile U.S. economy — with increased stock market volatility, a […]