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Tag: U.S. economy


Capital and Risk, Macroeconomic

Consumer sentiment index rises to 78.9 in September, highest level since March

September 18, 2020

Via: Market Watch

The University of Michigan said the preliminary reading of its U.S. consumer sentiment index in September was 78.9, up from 74.1 in the prior month. Economists polled by MarketWatch expected a reading of 75.9. The sentiment indicator covers how consumers […]


Capital and Risk, Macroeconomic

A snapshot of the $1.2 trillion freelance economy in the U.S. in the age of Covid-19

September 15, 2020

Via: CNBC

More than one-third of the American workforce freelance amid the Covid-19 pandemic, contributing $1.2 trillion to the U.S. economy, a study by Upwork revealed Tuesday. This was a 22% increase since 2019 and it was fueled in part by an […]


Capital and Risk, Liquidity

Treasury yields slip amid signs that U.S. economy remains fragile

September 2, 2020

Via: Market Watch

Long-dated U.S. Treasury yields fell on Wednesday as investors fretted over the fragility of the U.S. economic recovery which has led investors to expect the Federal Reserve will keep interest rates at rock-bottom for an extended period. What are Treasurys […]


Capital and Risk, Macroeconomic

US consumer spending rose a moderate 1.9% in July

August 28, 2020

Via: CNBC

U.S. consumers increased their spending by 1.9% last month, a dose of support for an economy struggling to emerge from the grip of a pandemic that has held back a recovery and kept roughly 27 million people jobless. The July […]


Capital and Risk, Liquidity

Gold falls in volatile trading as investors digest Powell’s Jackson Hole speech

August 27, 2020

Via: Market Watch

Gold futures moved lower Thursday in volatile trading that saw prices move in either direction by as much as 2%. Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell announced changes to the central bank’s policy framework in a speech at the Jackson Hole […]


Capital and Risk, Macroeconomic

Economists see a chance of a double-dip recession, survey shows

August 24, 2020

Via: CNBC

There’s a 1-in-4 chance the economy could fall into a double-dip recession, according to a majority of economists surveyed by the National Association for Business Economics. Two-thirds of NABE members say the economy has not yet come out of the […]


Capital and Risk, Macroeconomic

Fed officials expect that coronavirus will ‘weigh heavily’ on the economy, minutes show

August 19, 2020

Via: CNBC

Federal Open Market Committee members expressed concern at their latest meeting over the future of the economy, saying that the coronavirus likely would continue to stunt growth and potentially pose dangers to the financial system. At the July 28-29 session, […]


Capital and Risk, Liquidity

10-year Treasury yield trims drop a day after hitting eight-week high as traders digest rush of economic data

August 14, 2020

Via: Market Watch

U.S. Treasury yields clipped their decline on Friday after the start of a raft of economic, with retail sales coming in slightly weaker than expected but suggesting the engine of the U.S. economy — consumers — continued to spend amid […]


Capital and Risk, Macroeconomic

Jobless claims rise for second straight week as U.S. economic activity slows down

July 30, 2020

Via: Market Watch

The number of Americans applying for jobless benefits rose for the second straight week, a sign economic growth could be stalling in late July. Claims had been on a steady decline after peaking in late March. Initial jobless claims rose […]


Capital and Risk, Macroeconomic

U.S. GDP likely sank a record 35% in the 2nd quarter after coronavirus ravaged the economy

July 29, 2020

Via: Market Watch

The U.S. suffered the biggest economic decline in the second quarter since the government began keeping track after World War Two. How much? Try 30% — or more. Economists polled by MarketWatch estimate gross domestic product — the official scorecard […]