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Tag Archives: December

US Economy: ICSC sales put on brakes, Case Schiller worst since 2006, Health back with a GOP agenda?

Though the Fed would have preferred being proved right ont he continuing recoevery its indicated fears are coming true though no Jobs number is due this Tuesday. The Weekly Goldman … Continue reading

March 27, 2012

US Economy: Worries about the “head fake” in housing data, production declines and then Bernanke speaks..

Markets shoot up knowing well enought hat the mixed housing and manufacturing data showing wweakness in consumption and housing is really not significant and that the recocery is on. The … Continue reading

March 26, 2012 · 1 Comment

US Economy: US New Home Sales stayin’ alive

Hopes are increasing their stake in the recovery as firm data on Existing and new home sales stayed up above December and January gains , yet well below the 2007 … Continue reading

March 23, 2012

US Economy (EoD Review): Quadruple Witching, but S&P 500 keeps moving up

Tomorrow is Quadruple Witching Day as Stock Index Options and Index Futures expire along with Stock Options and Futures including the successful series of Apple with more than 2 mln … Continue reading

March 15, 2012

US Economy (EoD Review) : Eurozone February growth consistent, another deficit hope for China?

US imports rose with more than a few partners and even as deficits and trade with Eurozone and UK was expectedly clipped, Industrial production data in France Germany and Italy … Continue reading

March 10, 2012

US Economy (EoD Review) : Sentiment upscaled again, S&P jittery at the peak

Mt. 14K is no tuntil December, and that is the only comfort one can draw from this week as the Consumer Comfort index kept creeping up and the January credit figures … Continue reading

March 8, 2012

US Economy: Consumer Credit strong at $17.8 bln

The revolving credit component ( predominantly Credit Cards) was slightly negative, after the holiday spending rush was over , not necessarily bad news for the banks as it is good … Continue reading

March 8, 2012

US Economy: Pending Home Sales rise in the South, Dallas Index jumps to 25 (Employment)

January contract signings were up 2%, to rise 10% in the South, likely to be manifested in next months’ existing home sales numbers and in Economic growth with a double … Continue reading

February 27, 2012

US Economy: Italian trade surplus, US single family housing moves up

The Super Mario sdpeech in the European Parliament yesterday was a breath of Fresh ‘year’ as was the trade surplus for December at Eur 0.6 B after a smaller yet … Continue reading

February 16, 2012