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Tag: U.S. economy


Capital and Risk, Macroeconomic

CEOs lower forecast for U.S. economy for the seventh quarter in a row

December 11, 2019

Via: Market Watch

The CEOs of America’s biggest companies say they expect to hire fewer people and invest less in the next six months owing to lingering worries about the economy. The Business Roundtable on Wednesday said an index that measures CEOs’ outlook […]


Capital and Risk, Macroeconomic

Fed’s Williams says economy clearly facing several challenges

November 19, 2019

Via: Market Watch

The economy is clearly facing several challenges, primarily from overseas, but the three rate cuts since July should help sustain growth, said New York Fed President John Williams on Tuesday. “From the domestic point of view, things are strong and […]


Capital and Risk, Macroeconomic

Fed Chair Paints Rosy Economic Picture, but Says Risks Remain

November 13, 2019

Via: The New York Times

WASHINGTON — Jerome H. Powell, the Federal Reserve chair, will paint an optimistic picture of the United States economy in testimony before Congress on Wednesday, though he warns that threats to the outlook persist. “In particular, sluggish growth abroad and […]


Capital and Risk, Credit

Mortgage rates fall after increasing for three straight weeks

November 7, 2019

Via: Market Watch

Mortgage rates dropped in the past week after rising in six of the last nine weeks, including most of the month of October. The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 3.69% during the week ending Nov. 7, down three basis points from […]


Capital and Risk, Macroeconomic

An economic number out on Thursday is key to tracking the economy and quelling recession fears

November 7, 2019

Via: CNBC

Weekly jobless claims have been so steady, they aren’t on many investors radar as a major report. But if this number suddenly started rising, that’s when it’s time to worry about the economy hitting the skids. So far, there is […]


Capital and Risk, Macroeconomic

Jobless claims fall to 212,000 in late October, still no sign of rising U.S. layoffs

October 24, 2019

Via: Market Watch

The numbers: The number of people who applied for U.S. jobless benefits in mid-October fell slightly and clung near a 50-year low, showing the resilience of strong labor market that’s held up remarkably well in the face of a slowing […]


Capital and Risk, Macroeconomic

Jobless claims rise slightly to 214,000 in mid-October, but remain near a 50-year low

October 17, 2019

Via: Market Watch

The numbers: The number of unemployed workers who applied for jobless benefits in the second week of October rose slightly, but layoffs nationwide remained near a 50-year low and showed no sign of rising despite a slowdown in the U.S. […]


Capital and Risk, Liquidity

The yield curve is no longer inverted. But some still see an impending recession

October 17, 2019

Via: Market Watch

Recession concerns should be eased now that the yield curve no longer is inverted since it has been a reliable bond-market harbinger of past economic downturns. And yet, market participants are divided on whether a recent steepening of the curve […]


Capital and Risk, Macroeconomic

US retail sales unexpectedly decline in a sign that consumer economy could be cracking

October 16, 2019

Via: CNBC

U.S. retail sales fell for the first time in seven months in September, raising fears that a slowdown in the American manufacturing sector could be starting to bleed into the consumer side of the economy. The Commerce Department said on […]


Capital and Risk, Macroeconomic

U.S. job openings fall in August to a 18 month low as hiring and the economy slow

October 9, 2019

Via: Market Watch

The numbers: The number of job openings nationwide fell in August for the third straight month and hit a one-and-a-half-year low, coinciding with a decline in hiring that’s taken place against the backdrop of a slowing U.S. economy. Job openings […]