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Debt Ceiling: Here’s The Nightmare Scenario
Article By: The Heisenberg Report
Tuesday, August 22, 2017 11:00 PM EDT
Deutsche Bank is out with a lengthy piece on what the implications are for fiscal policy, Fed policy and foreign flows.
In this article: VIX
The Next Recession Not Coming For At Least 5 Years?
Article By: TheoTrade
Tuesday, August 22, 2017 6:08 PM EDT
Many investors want to predict the next recession. There’s no imminent sign of a recession, but there is the risk of one in a few years since the economy has been recovering for over 8 years.
In this article: SPX
If Employment Is Up, Why Is Productivity Down?
Article By: Julie Cheung
Tuesday, August 22, 2017 5:47 PM EDT
It may seem logical to assume that the more people there are in active employment, the higher the country’s rate of productivity would be.
Many Canadians Spending Too Much On Housing
Article By: Danielle Park, CFA
Tuesday, August 22, 2017 5:47 PM EDT
CMHC suggests that housing should not constitute more than 30% of a household’s monthly income. Spending much more on shelter leaves little room for other necessities like saving for retirement and children’s education.
July 2017 Chemical Activity Barometer Year-Over-Year Growth Rate Slowing Continues
Article By: Global Economic Intersection
Tuesday, August 22, 2017 4:07 PM EDT
The Chemical Activity Barometer (CAB) remained unchanged from July, continuing a modest deceleration of growth. The flat reading follows a 0.1 percent increase in July and a flat reading in June.
Visualizing Median Income For All 3,000+ U.S. Counties
Article By: Jeff Desjardins
Tuesday, August 22, 2017 3:53 PM EDT
When thinking about the United States and its economy, we often think in terms of maps.
Lock In Low Rates Now, Because They Are About To Soar
Article By: Michael Carr
Tuesday, August 22, 2017 3:45 PM EDT
Interest rates are still near historic lows. But my forecast shows the Federal Reserve might lose control of long-term rates.
In this article: TNX
FHFA House Price Index: Index Up 1.6% In Q2
Article By: Jill Mislinski
Tuesday, August 22, 2017 3:20 PM EDT
The Federal Housing Finance Agency has released its U.S. House Price Index (HPI) for June.
Richmond Fed Manufacturing Survey Unchanged In August 2017
Article By: Steven Hansen
Tuesday, August 22, 2017 3:08 PM EDT
Of the three regional Federal Reserve surveys released to date, all are in expansion.
E Since 1980 There Has Been A Significant Increase In U.S. Income Inequality, Which Helps Explain Donald Trump’s Electoral Success
Article By: Arthur Donner
Tuesday, August 22, 2017 12:36 PM EDT
An obvious conclusion from the sharp worsening in income inequality in the U.S. is that there is a strong correlation between the two major problems currently plaguing the country - extreme political polarization and increasing income inequality.
Austrian Monetary Theory Vs. Federal Reserve Inflation Targeting
Article By: Mises Institute
Tuesday, August 22, 2017 12:27 PM EDT
One of the leading policy guideposts for central banks and many monetary policy proponents nowadays is the idea of “inflation targeting.”
No Weakness Here
Article By: Kevin Muir
Tuesday, August 22, 2017 12:10 PM EDT
Given all the reporting about the recent rise in Chinese centric commodities, it is no wonder the CRB Raw Industrials index is pushing up against the previous highs.
Global Inflation Rising But Core Inflation Lagging
Article By: Orbex
Tuesday, August 22, 2017 11:11 AM EDT
Global inflation has been on the rise over 2017 as the decline in oil prices has faded from annualized data a pickup in global growth has seen prices pressures increasing.
Amazon Destroys Jobs? Really?
Article By: Foundation For Economic Education
Tuesday, August 22, 2017 10:42 AM EDT
The American people are not united on much these days, or so it would seem. However, if you wanted to give Americans a reason to unite against their leader, threatening their Amazon Prime accounts would be a surefire way.
In this article: AMZN
Foreign Aid To Haiti: Benefit/Cost Options
Article By: Timothy Taylor
Tuesday, August 22, 2017 10:35 AM EDT
Haiti has the lowest per-capita GDP of any country in the western hemisphere. The World Bank notes that more than 6 million out of 10.4 million (59%) Haitians live under the national poverty line of US$ 2.42 per day.
How Planned Fed Rate Increases Impact The National Debt & Deficits
Article By: Daniel Amerman, CFA
Tuesday, August 22, 2017 10:29 AM EDT
The United States national debt is currently about $20 trillion, and the federal government is paying some of the lowest interest rates in history on that debt.
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