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27May2016 Pre-Market Commentary: Futures Fractionally Higher, WTI Crude Trading Below $50, GDP Comes In Lower Than Expected, Three Day Weekend Ahead

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Written by Gary

US stock future indexes are fractionally higher heading into a three-day weekend. Crude oil prices are back below $50 in early trading on a round of profit taking by investors and with the U.S. dollar perking up. Financial markets in the U.S. will be closed on Monday for the observance of Memorial Day, in honor of men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military.

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What We Read Today 26 May 2016

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Infographic Of The Day: Best Places For First-Time Home Buyers

Indianapolis is the best market for first-time home buyers right now, according to Zillow's latest analysis. Pittsburgh and Memphis are also high on the list of places that are the easiest for first-time buyers.

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Infographic Of The Day: Best Places For First-Time Home Buyers

Indianapolis is the best market for first-time home buyers right now, according to Zillow's latest analysis. Pittsburgh and Memphis are also high on the list of places that are the easiest for first-time buyers.

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Martin Feldstein On Government Debt Does Not Make Sense

from Dirk Ehnts, Econoblog101

This is from his article at Project Syndicate:

In the United States, the Congressional Budget Office estimates that the federal government debt doubled over the past decade, from 36% of GDP to 74% of GDP. It also predicts that, under favorable economic assumptions and with no new programs to increase spending or reduce revenue, the debt ratio ten years from now will be 86% of GDP.

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 USA economy at a glance (boxed items are updates in last 7 days)

Second Estimate 1Q2016 GDP Revised Slightly Upward to 0.8%

Written by Doug Short and Steven Hansen

The second estimate of first quarter 2016 Real Gross Domestic Product (GDP) is a positive 0.8 %. This is a moderate increase from the advance estimate's +0.5 % if one looks at quarter-over-quarter headline growth. Year-over-year growth declined from the previous quarter. There was no major reason for the improvement in GDP - just minor adjustments.

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