Category Archives: Economy

The U.S. Economy Is Slowing!

Financial FAQs Late Monday, the U.S. blacklisted 28 Chinese companies because of their alleged role in human-rights violations against Muslim minorities ahead of the high-level discussions which will be led by China Vice Premier Liu He on Thursday. Bloomberg also … Continue reading

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Lowest Unemployment Rate In 50 Years

Popular Economics Weekly MarketWatch The unemployment rate dropped to a 50-year low, and there are still 6 million jobs available. Private payrolls expanded by 114,000 after an upwardly revised 122,000 advance the prior month, according to a Labor Department report … Continue reading

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How Much Has US Economy Slowed?

Financial FAQs Calculated Risk It’s a difficult question to answer. We know the US economy is slowing, and the manufacturing activity is already contracting—the first of the four indicators that are used to call a recession—per the ISM’s Manufacturing Diffusion … Continue reading

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Higher Home Sales Mean What?

The Mortgage Corner FRED “Sales of new single‐family houses in August 2019 were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 713,000, according to estimates released jointly today by the U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development. … Continue reading

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Who’s Willing to predict Q3 GDP?

Financial FAQs FRED.org We will be lucky to stay at 2 percent growth in this third quarter ending in September. So say a survey of economists, with a PMI Composite FLASH reading of next week’s manufacturing and non-manufacturing surveys flat, … Continue reading

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Q2 GDP Growth Unchanged

Popular Economics Weekly BEA.gov In the face of declining consumer confidence, but strong consumer and government spending, the third estimate of second quarter GDP growth was unchanged at 2 percent. The BEA reported the increase in real GDP in the … Continue reading

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Strong Home Sales Mean What?

The Mortgage Corner   It looks like home sales are are defying expectations of an economic slowdown, as both existing and pending home sales are rising. Pending sales measure contracts scheduled to close in 30-60 days, which is a sign … Continue reading

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