Category Archives: Macro Economics

June Employment Robust—For How Long?

The Mortgage Corner More workers are being hired in manufacturing and professional services in June’s unemployment report. But this is before the trade war now taking hold with at least 5 allies and trading partners. Washington’s 25 percent duties on … Continue reading

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Trade Wars Not Good For Future Growth Either

Popular Economics Weekly The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI)for the U.S. increased 0.2 percent in May to 109.5 (2016 = 100), following a 0.4 percent increase in April, and a 0.4 percent increase in March. This monthly announcement of … Continue reading

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Strong May Employment, But Future Uncertain

Popular Economics Weekly Graph: Marketwatch The unemployment rate edged down to 3.8 percent in May, and the number of unemployed persons declined to 6.1 million, reported the Bureau of Labor Statistics this morning. Over the year, the unemployment rate was … Continue reading

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Good Initial Q1 GDP Growth

Popular Economics Weekly Graph: bea.gov Real gross domestic product (GDP) increased at an annual rate of 2.3 percent in the first quarter of 2018, according to the “advance” estimate released by the Bureau of Economic Analysis. In the fourth quarter, … Continue reading

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The Results of Our Record Income Inequality

Financial FAQs We know the results of trickle-down economic theory that says lower taxes and government regulations are supposed to lift all boats, as epitomized in Republicans’ latest tax bill. After the ninth year of this recovery, just 10 percent … Continue reading

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Manufacturing Leading 2018 US Growth For How Long?

Popular Economics Weekly Graph: Econoday US manufacturing looks to lead US economic activity this year. Why? Durable goods orders are growing incredibly fast, which are any products that last more than 3 years. This means aircraft and military goods, as … Continue reading

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Where is the Inflation, Higher Growth?

Financial FAQs The drumbeat for a higher inflation target is picking up. The Chicago Fed’s Charles Evans recently advocated a less hawkish Fed stanch on maintaining the 2 percent inflation target with few signs of inflation even on the horizon. … Continue reading

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