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Tag: U.S. economy


Capital and Risk, Macroeconomic

Consumer confidence rises unexpectedly in May as economy reopens

May 26, 2020

Via: CNBC

Consumer confidence unexpectedly improved in May as the U.S. economy slowly restarted, according to data released Tuesday by the Conference Board. The Conference Board’s consumer confidence index rose to 86.6 this month from 85.7 in April. Economists polled by Dow […]


Capital and Risk, Liquidity

Treasury yields fall after retail spending drops the most on record amid pandemic

May 15, 2020

Via: CNBC

U.S. government debt yields moved lower Friday as investors digested more somber economic data. The yield on the benchmark 10-year Treasury note fell 2 basis points to 0.595% while the yield on the 30-year Treasury bond also declined 4 basis […]


Capital and Risk, Macroeconomic

Weekly jobless claims total 2.981 million, bringing coronavirus tally to 36.5 million

May 14, 2020

Via: CNBC

New filings for unemployment claims totaled just shy of 3 million for the most recent reporting period, a number that while still high declined for the sixth straight week, according to Labor Department figures Thursday. The total 2.981 million new […]


Capital and Risk, Macroeconomic

Fed’s Mester warns reopening must be done ‘very carefully’ to avoid going backwards

May 8, 2020

Via: Market Watch

Reopening the U.S. economy should be handled cautiously to avoid a second lockdown, said Cleveland Fed President Loretta Mester on Friday. “There’s a possibility of opening up in the second half of the year, but it has to be done […]


Activity, Trading

Dow futures rise 200 points as investors focus on reopening of economy

May 4, 2020

Via: CNBC

Stock futures rose in early morning trading Tuesday as investors remained focused on the reopening of the U.S. economy. Futures on the Dow Jones Industrial Average climbed 202 points, implying a Tuesday opening gain of around 135 points. S&P 500 […]


Capital and Risk, Macroeconomic

GDP sinks 4.8% in the first quarter, biggest drop since 2008 and there is worse to come

April 29, 2020

Via: Market Watch

The collapse in the U.S. economy caused by the coronavirus pandemic triggered the biggest drop in gross domestic product in the first quarter since 2008 in a prelude to an even more massive decline in the spring. GDP, the official […]


Capital and Risk, Macroeconomic

Sinking U.S. economy hasn’t hit bottom yet

April 27, 2020

Via: Market Watch

The coronavirus capsized what had been the longest expansion in U.S. history. Now the wait is on to see how far the economy sinks before it finds bottom. A few dimly hopeful signs emerged last week as a pair of […]


Activity, Trading

Stocks trim gains as tech shares slide, Dow still up 200 points

April 27, 2020

Via: CNBC

Stocks rose on Tuesday as investors continued to be optimistic about the prospect of states re-opening the U.S. economy. The Dow Jones Industrial Average traded 245 points higher, or 1%, putting it on pace for its first five-day winning streak […]


Capital and Risk, Macroeconomic

All signs point to deepening recession even as U.S. eyes how to reopen for business

April 20, 2020

Via: Market Watch

The hits to the U.S. economy keep coming. This week’s upcoming reports on layoffs, housing, consumer confidence and the health of businesses are all going to be ugly. Again. The most timely snapshot of the deteriorating economy has been the […]


Capital and Risk, Macroeconomic

Slow Chinese economy casts doubt on speed of U.S. recovery, analysts say

April 17, 2020

Via: Market Watch

Investors have taken some solace in signs that China is beginning to dig itself out of the economic hole created by the coronavirus pandemic as restrictions aimed at fighting the disease have been lifted in recent weeks. Analysts warn though […]