GDP Astounds with 5% Estimate for 3Q 2014

December 25th, 2014
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BEA Revises 3rd Quarter 2014 GDP Growth Upwards to 4.96% Annualized Rate

by Rick Davis, Consumer Metrics Institute

In their third estimate of the US GDP for the third quarter of 2014, the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) reported that the economy was growing at an astounding +4.96% annualized rate, up an additional +1.07% from their prior estimate for the 3rd quarter and now up +0.37% from the already very healthy 4.59% annualized growth rate registered during the second quarter.

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Third Estimate 3Q2014 GDP Revised up to 5.0% Growth - Well Above Expectations

December 23rd, 2014
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Written by Doug Short and

The third estimate of third quarter 2014 Real Gross Domestic Product (GDP) is now a positive 5.0%. This data point was +3.5% in the advance GDP estimate, and 3.9% in the second estimate.

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Final December 2014 Michigan Consumer Sentiment Strong but Slightly Off Its Preliminary Reading

December 23rd, 2014
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by Doug Short, Advisor Perspectives/

The Final University of Michigan Consumer Sentiment for November came in at 93.6, a strong surge from last month's final but slightly below the 93.8 of the preliminary report, which was a post-recession high and the highest level since January 2007, almost eight years ago. Today's sentiment level came in above the forecast of 93.1.

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November 2014 New Home Sales Again Soft

December 23rd, 2014
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The headlines say new home sales are down from last month. Econintersect also sees the new home sales data soft again this month - with the unadjusted 3 month rolling averages continuing to decline. As the data is noisy, the 3 month rolling average is the way to look at this data.

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November 2014 Personal Income and Expenditures Strong

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This noisy data series came in nearly at expectations. The good news for 4Q2014 GDP is that expenditures were very strong.

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