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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
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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
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.”
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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.
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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.
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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
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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.
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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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