The Economy in Context: May Jobs Report

It seems to me that it's hard for Trump to be making America "great" again, if his economy is under-performing Obama's economy.

Dow Jones Loses Third of Gains since 2017

As of yesterday, the DJI has only 24.64% of its gains since that date, representing a loss of roughly a third of its gains.

Piercing the Republican Propaganda

The Republican pundit class is lying right into our faces, pouring falsehoods and delusions right onto the heads of the tens of millions of Americans so desperate to believe in the infallibility of their political movement that they believe everything that they're told.

The Economics Quarterly: 2018Q1

The economy continues to roll ahead however isn't without blemishes.

The Economics Quarterly: 2017Q4

By all objective measures, the economy generated fewer jobs in 2017 than the previous 3 years. This isn't political punditry, it's merely a statement of fact.

The Economics Quarterly: 2017Q3

With the end of easy money, and the Federal Reserve looking to balance their books, there may be a tightening of capital in the very near future as that $4.5 trillion tab gets cleared.

The Economics Quarterly: 2017Q2

GDP GROWTH DATA The GDP Growth Rate for 2017 Quarter 1 was officially 1.4%, considerably below the 15-year mean, which includes the 2007-2008 recession that makes that number considerably easier to beat. The 4-year trend from 2013 through Quarter 1 of this year continues to show a downward trend, though 2013 and 2014 were the... Continue Reading →

The Economics Quarterly: 2017Q1

The economy has been moving upward since about 2015, but, from a purely political standpoint, much of this growth could be attributed to the general impression that the political winds were going to change in Washington.

Economic Speed Round: December 2016

The latest helping of government data on jobs and the economy are remarkably rosy, but there are more than a few dark clouds surrounding the silver linings.

Economics Speed Round: November 2016

As we look toward the end of the year and the 4th Quarter, the change in political leadership could change the economic landscape, depending on how quickly the Congress and White House can enact whatever policy they plan on pushing forward.

Economics Speed Round: October 2016

With the election upcoming, we've no choice but to wait and see if the bubble economy bursts before or after the election.

Economics Speed Round: September 2016

Coupled with a broad base slow down in production and construction, we still appear on track for a recession starting in 3rd quarter or 4th quarter 2016, though it does not appear to be a traditional recession.

Economics Speed Round: August 2016

The primary drivers for 3rd Quarter or 4th Quarter economic downturn in the United States remain driven by domestic policies.

Economics Speed Round: July 2016

The bottom line is that while the jobs number for June seems strong, it is accompanied by enough asterisks that excitement over it should be well tempered.

Economics Speed Round: June 2016

Unfortunately, the stage is set for a recession. Brace yourselves.

Economics Speed Round: May 2016

A recession is still indicated by Q3 of 2016, as the economy looks to be softening under the continued weight of the Obama Administration regulatory regimen.

Economics Speed Round: April 2016

There are three big reports on the economy to talk about this month, including the latest Federal Reserve meeting which occurred in the mid-March. Let's get straight to the latest release from the Bureau of Economic Analysis. Real gross domestic product .. increased at an annual rate of 1.4 percent in the fourth quarter of... Continue Reading →

Economics Speed Round: March 2016

Producers are betting against near term demand so keeping inventories low to avoid depreciation and choosing to stay liquid.

Economics Speed Round: February 2016

The latest economic report from the Bureau of Economic Analysis came out on January 29th, 2015, and there is simply no spinning it. Real gross domestic product... increased at an annual rate of 0.7 percent in the fourth quarter of 2015... A 0.7% GDP growth for Quarter 4 (October-December) is not only poor, short of actual negative numbers,... Continue Reading →

Economics Speed Round: January 2016

This is how 2015 really ended: not with a bang, but with a whimper, and an egregious amount of spinning.

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