Category Archives: Economic Indicators (USA)

Economic data which effects interpretation of economic health

January 2014 Business Inventories and Sales Soft

Written by Steven Hansen Econintersect‘s analysis of final business sales data (retail plus wholesale plus manufacturing) for January 2014 shows sales declined with inventory levels up but remaining on the high side of a normal range for periods of expansion.

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Export / Import Price Deflation Continues in February 2014

Written by Steven Hansen Year-over-year export and import price deflation continues. Import prices have deflated year-over year for 19 of the last 20 months.

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Retail Sales Again Soft In February 2014

Written by Steven Hansen Retail sales were up according to US Census. Our analysis disagreed, and the decline is even worse than our analysis because of the moderate downward revision of last month’s data. The per capita retail sales growth … Continue reading

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Why Housing Markets Are Heading South (Again)

Written by Keith Jurow, Capital Preservation Real Estate Report Demand for Houses by Non-Investors is Weakening In previous articles over the past two years, I have emphasized that a rising percentage of home buying has come from all-cash investors.  I … Continue reading

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January 2014 JOLTS Again Predicts Little Change in the Jobs Situation

Written by Steven Hansen The BLS Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey (JOLTS) can be used as a predictor of future jobs growth, and the predictive elements show that the jobs situation growth rate likely will not change either for … Continue reading

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