October 2017 Headline Business Sales Significantly Improved


Written by Steven Hansen

Econintersect's analysis of final business sales data (retail plus wholesale plus manufacturing) shows unadjusted sales expanded relative to last month whilst inventories declined.

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What We Read Today 13 December 2017

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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A Method Traders Can Use To Confirm An Elliott Wave Count

from Elliott Wave International

When you are watching a pattern develop on a chart, how can you be sure that your Elliott wave count is correct? Elliott Wave International's Senior Analyst Jeffrey Kennedy spent years designing his own technique to improve his accuracy.

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Infographic Of The Day: 67 Facts About Online Vs Offline Commerce

Online sales are rapidly accelerating on a daily basis. But, there still are people here and there that prefer a more tactile shopping experience by shopping in physical stores. There are many reasons why people would choose in-store shopping rather than shopping online, but do they outnumber the ones that keep the online shoppers hooked?

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Video of the Day:

What is the most common crime around the world? What gets people in trouble in different countries? Let's take a look in this episode of The Infographics Show: What Is The Most Common Crime In Different Countries?

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Current Weather Outlook

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Is it good forecasting or Hopium? It is too soon to tell or even assess what the impacts might be. But we discuss the topic in a lot of detail and also take a look at the temperature and precipitation results from November. I started working on this article late last week when NOAA was focusing on possible fluctuations in the "Wave Number". As of today (Monday) it looks like the Pattern Change they were seeing in the model results was perhaps less dramatic than they thought late last week.  But the Hawaiian High is returning to where it belongs and the Northern Tier is now forecast to be cooler and wetter than in recent forecasts. 

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14Dec2017 Pre-Market Commentary: Wall Street Is Set For A Fractionally Higher Open, WTI Crude And The US Dollar Index Weakens, Federal Reserve Has Hiked Interest Rates

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Monetary Mental Illness

by J.D. Alt, New Economic Perspectives

It is literally painful to watch our political leaders' efforts to rethink and restructure how we are going levy taxes on ourselves as a collective society. It is like watching a family member struggling with mental illness: the demons being wrestled with are imaginary - yet they have the palpable force somehow of a granite wall.

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November 2017 Import and Export Price Year-over-Year Inflation Rate Increased

Written by Steven Hansen

Year-over-year import and export price inflation increased.

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