Posts filed under “Economy”

Where the Commodities Meltdown Will Hurt the Most


Source: Bloomberg

Category: Commodities, Digital Media, Economy

Apartment-Led Housing Recovery May Pack Smaller Punch

Friday’s U.S. housing starts data showed new-home construction last month rose to its second-highest level since 2007, with much of that gain being driven by apartment projects. While that’s good news for the growing number of Americans eschewing homeownership, it could also mean the housing market improvement packs a slightly smaller economic punch, according to…Read More

Category: Economy, Real Estate

Bill Gates Walks Out of a Bar – Of Means & Medians

@TBPInvictus Among the more overlooked data sources out there is the Federal Reserve’s Survey of Consumer Finances (SCF). My guess as to why it’s overlooked is that it’s only published triennially – not exactly a high frequency release. The most recent (2013) update was issued last September. As I saw very few, if any, write-ups…Read More

Category: Current Affairs, Cycles, Data Analysis, Economy, Research

Source: WSJ

Category: Economy, Technology

Combining GDP and GDI for a Better Measure of the Economy Could Be Tricky Daniel Carroll, Jessica Ice Cleveland Fed, 7/20/15       After the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) released its latest estimate of real GDP growth for the first quarter of 2015—a disappointing −0.2 percent—economists began looking for reasons for the sudden…Read More

Category: Data Analysis, Economy, Think Tank

The Effect of the Strong Dollar on U.S. Growth

The Effect of the Strong Dollar on U.S. Growth Mary Amiti and Tyler Bodine-Smith Liberty Street Economics,  July 17, 2015   Correction: This post was updated on July 17 to replace the term “export volumes” with “real export values.” Although the terms are often used interchangeably, the term “real export values” is deemed more precise….Read More

Category: Currency, Economy, Think Tank

Ouzo on the rocks…

Source: ?

Category: Economy, Humor, Politics

Global Middle Class More Promise Than Reality

Source: Pew Research

Category: Economy, Wages & Income

The Why of Weak Wages


Source: Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland

 

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Category: Economy, Wages & Income

Puerto Rico Has Highest Debt Per Capita of All States

Source: Bloomberg

Category: Economy