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Tag Archives: February

US Economy 2013: January all but forgotten, Industrial production still seems positive.

A late catch up with the meanderings of the US Business Economy’s recovery is due as February’s near washout was saved by early PMI reports and the continuing improvement in … Continue reading

March 15, 2013

US Economy: A reconfirmation of better prices for all (Housing crisis recovery 2012)

New home Sales repeated the positive new trend for a housing Crisis after dull Jan and Feb data brought the house down despite a new $40 B settlement with Bank … Continue reading

May 23, 2012

US Economy (EoD Review): Yield Curve steepening at the short(wrong) end

Goldman Sachs took its turn to mute down expectations for Q2, betting on a lower GDP growth rate of 2% (zerohedge) but confirmed a Jobs accretion of 150k per month … Continue reading

April 11, 2012

Euro Debt Crisis: Another accident in German Bund Auctions | Insight Europe

After barely three months of 2012, the European Fixed Income vote of no confidence continued to strike terror in investors’ hearts with the flurry of bad news in ¬†Economic Data … Continue reading

April 11, 2012

US Economy: Auction yields keep ticking up, yet good Demand

Whether there is QE or not, the exit of money out of bonds seem to be an undeniable fact as 3 month and 6 month auctions continued garnering interest at … Continue reading

April 10, 2012

US Economy (EoD Review) : The Week ahead April 8 – April 15, 2012

Consumer Credit reports a rise of $8.7 bln, fall in revolver The good news that was expected to come from the Jobs report did not make it a very Happy … Continue reading

April 6, 2012

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 (The week ahead): Housing market Data to keep up; China, Euro PMI, whither recovery

While last month’s Existing and new Home sales data hit all time highs, with a 20 month high for Existing Home sales at 4.57 mln and new home sales at … Continue reading

March 17, 2012

US Markets ( EoD review ) : Weekend begins at high gains in week, iPad the latest Economic Indicator

Free Guinness is flowing for you if you know a Diageo outlet near you ( I know one in Long Beach, near the Hyatt, off West Ocean (Bl)!) ¬†courtesy St … Continue reading

March 16, 2012

US Economy: FOMC, Greece, Retail Sales ex Auto hold up

Talks of the new QE have come back, with naysayers we like giving in to the Weak economy knocks played by the Housing market but a little bird inside us … Continue reading

March 13, 2012