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US Economy: US refuses to spend itself out of the recovery

Leading indicators are again up 0.6% thought the Chicago index fell to 0.37& (negative score) The earlier months 0.29 (negative) was however revised back to a -0.11. and November scored … Continue reading

December 22, 2011 · 3 Comments

US Economy: The US Treasury Auction week: The 7 yr note auction update

To reiterate, today’s auctions marked the end of a very short week of seven back to back $30 bln auctions which went like a breeze for the Fed , dealers … Continue reading

December 21, 2011 · 1 Comment

The Retail Lifestyle Champions: Black Friday gladdens retail shoppers

It’s still the weekedn and most stores that opened near midnight yesterday may continue offers at least today if they were not rid of all the stock put on the … Continue reading

November 26, 2011 · 1 Comment

US Economy: A Statistics Review ( Another reason to borrow?)

Those who consider our analytical approach too light on statistics and charts must consider a couple of browsing calendars at hand while reading up on the Critical analyses of the … Continue reading

November 22, 2011 · 2 Comments

Thinking aloud – Will Banking survive? | Vickers Report recommends a multi ring circus |

With Swiss regulation anointing traders as teenaged monkeys after a young Adoboli again showed the banking world how they earn their profits, the banks will have to get to the … Continue reading

September 16, 2011

What exactly worries America? | The Retail Lifestyle Economy

From Pioneers’ Thanksgiving to a second Black Friday in mid Summer July is what expresses this country more than anything else.  Almost 20% unemployment in the Economy may be worrisome … Continue reading

August 9, 2011 · 1 Comment

Retail Lifestyle: We have designs on you! | Money & Co

The retail market continues to deliver pleasant surprises including the 39 million Apple and Samsung smartphones that outsold 17 mln Nokias for the quarter. Stores reported a great holiday shopping … Continue reading

July 31, 2011 · 1 Comment

Statistics tell the US tale.. | Advantage zyaada

A glimmer of hope from the Case Shiller index hides the deep rut in the housing market behind it as Housing markets in the US are today at the same … Continue reading

June 28, 2011 · 1 Comment

Bank Results Season: Citi and Apple run down the wall of patience

Apple will keep popping up in a lot of banking only conversations for a week before the rest of the retail lifestyle pack and Apple catch up on the professional … Continue reading

January 18, 2011 · 1 Comment

Walgreens buys Duane Reade | Advantage Lifestyle

Walgreens upped its brand investments with a $1.8 billion sales value Duane Reade falling into its lap for a cheap $1.08 billion Walgreen Co. is buying Duane Reade Holdings Inc., … Continue reading

February 18, 2010