Posts filed under “Economy”

GDPNow Forecast

Here is what the Atlanta Fed’s GDP model looks like:


Source: Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

Category: Data Analysis, Economy, Federal Reserve

The Robin Hood Index

Source: Bloomberg

Category: Data Analysis, Economy, Politics

Revisiting Seattle and Its New Minimum Wage

@TBPInvictus In yet another assault on economics, which is already begging for mercy in the wake of his ongoing intellectual dishonesty, Mark Perry recently tweeted the following: Coincidence? Restaurant jobs in WA state ex-Seattle are up +5,600 since Jan. vs. down in Seattle MSA by -100? — Mark J. Perry (@Mark_J_Perry) September 22, 2015…Read More

Category: Current Affairs, Data Analysis, Economy, Employment, Really, really bad calls

Shifting Center of Gravity

Source: Harvard Business Review

Category: Digital Media, Economy

Ray Dalio’s Interview at Bloomberg

Fascinating interview with Ray Dalio of Bridgewater yesterday by Tom Keene and Mike McKee, The full run of videos are here, but a few select excerpts are below:


China Is Going to Be Just Fine, But Weaker


More videos after the jump

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Category: Economy, Hedge Funds, Investing, Television, Video

China Consumes Mind-Boggling Amounts of Raw Materials

Source: Visual Capitalist

Category: Commodities, Economy

Economic instability in China raises the risks of global deflation

September Business Cycle Update: Economic instability in China raises the risks of global deflation, but U.S. economy is solid Source: Fidelity

Category: Cycles, Digital Media, Economy

Jim Smith Speaks

My friend Jim Smith sent the email message below to the membership of NBEIC, a group of economists of which I have the privilege to be a member. Jim is chief economist of EconForecaster, LLC, in Asheville, NC, and adjunct professor in the Kenan-Flagler Business School of the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Jim…Read More

Category: Economy, Think Tank

More Food for Thought on Seattle Minimum Wage

@TBPInvictus (Pun intended in the title) There are myriad factors that typically go into determining the success or failure of any legislative policy. It will be no different with regard to the minimum wage. Let’s turn (again) to Seattle, currently Ground Zero for the minimum wage debate, where the minimum wage was recently kicked up…Read More

Category: Current Affairs, Data Analysis, Economy, Taxes and Policy, Wages & Income

A Closer Look at New Housing

Source: Calculated Risk We interrupt this crash and recovery for a brief word about the economy, in particular residential real estate and new home sales. This is an area of the economy I have been studying and writing aboutfor decades. New home sales were reported earlier this week; they are a component of gross domestic product…Read More

Category: Data Analysis, Economy, Real Estate