Earnings and Economic Reports: Week Starting 20 April 2015


Written by Merlin Rothfeld, Online Trading Academy

Econintersect: Here is a day-by-day rundown of the global economic calendar events for the coming week and the important earnings announcements each day, as well.

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What We Read Today 18 April 2015

Econintersect: Every day our editors collect the most interesting things they find from around the internet and present a summary "reading list" which will include very brief summaries (and sometimes longer ones) of why each item has gotten our attention. Suggestions from readers for "reading list" items are gratefully reviewed, although sometimes space limits the number included.

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Racial And Ethnic Differences In College Major Choice

from the Cleveland Fed

There are large differences in the average earnings of people who choose different college majors. Majors in computer science, mathematics, and in a variety of engineering fields are associated with high earnings, while majors such as counseling psychology, early childhood education, and social work are associated with low earnings. A recent report finds the median annual earnings for full-time, full-year workers with a terminal bachelor"s degree in petroleum engineering are $120,000, whereas the comparable figure for those who had majored in counseling psychology is only $29,000 (What"s It Worth? The Economic Value of College Majors).


Infographic Of The Day: A Calorie Is Not A Calorie

Why aren't all calories the same? Dr. Lustig's famous statement "a calorie is not a calorie" has baffled many.

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Video of the Day:

Police say hidden cameras have captured airport workers stealing from checked luggage.

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FOREX NEWS by DailyForex

Deflationary Fears Abate

Ask any consumer if they are worried about falling prices and they will give you a bemused smile and say “no”. In the experience of most of us, falling prices are only ever a transient effect, a pleasant and fleeting surprise.

Friday CPI Could Be Key to Inflation Woes

Today’s March consumer price index is more important than usual since it is one piece of data that traders say could change their assumptions on Fed policy.

Aussie Dollar Gets Relief from Jobs Data

Over the past 18 months, the Australian Dollar has been under significant pressure, at one point striking a 6-year trough as growth prospects diminished.

The Writing On The Wall?

Even the Greek government accepts that without help from its Eurozone partners, it will be unable to meet all of its obligations.

ECB Dismisses Greece Fears

European Central Bank (ECB) chief Mario Draghi dismissed fears of a Greek default at his regular press conference in Frankfurt on Wednesday, after the central bank announced that it was keeping interest rates steady.
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Trefis: Highlights Week Ending 17 April 2015

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Secular Stagnation: The Long View

by Matt Nesvisky, NBER Digest

Appeared National Bureau of Economic Research Digest, 15 April 2015

The greater the changes required by new technologies, the author reasons, the more growth may slow in the short run, but once adaptation occurs growth should accelerate.


Written by Trefis

Below is a summary of the activity at Trefis during the past week that Trefis thought Econintersect readers would find interesting.

Trefis is a financial community structured around trends, forecasts and insights related to some of the most popular stocks in the US. It provides the unique feature of allowing the user to model future valuation based upon projected changes in components of each business. It also provides communication capabilities among members, including consensus of member analysis compared to Trefis staff analysis and blogging opportunities for members.

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Click "Read more..." to see our clickable table of contents with the most covered companies (more than 1 article) of the week identified.


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

February 2015 Coincident Indicators Generally Show Slowing Growth

The above graph shows the index value for the US Coincident Index including February 2015 data (released Friday). A comparison of US Coincident Index, Aruoba-Diebold-Scotti business conditions index, Conference Board"s Coincident Index, ECRI"s USCI (U.S. Coincident Index), and Chicago Fed National Activity Index (CFNAI) coincident indicators follows. In general, most coincident indices (except for this Philly Fed Coincident Index) are showing slower growth.

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