This is the table that accompanies the weekly economic review article at Global Economic Intersection – and is a summary of the analysis, investing and opinion articles published this week. See the weekly economic summary article: There Are More Global Problems than Sovereign Debt.
Weekly Economic Release Scorecard:
||Dirk Ehnts answers Krugman’s question why Italian government bond yields are much higher than Japan’s|
|USA & Europe Debt
||Edward Harrison reviews the constraints to successfully solving the debt crisis
|June Conference Board Leading Economic Indicator
||Up is less good. Not sure that this index is not broken as it is too heavily weighted towards monetary policy
||Michael Pettis finds arguments by trade surplus nations surreal.
|June Existing Home Sales
||Down?? The data is flat at worse. Home sales are consistent with past trends, and home prices are now unchanged YoY
||Elliott Morss looks at the business & consumption end of European wines.
|June Residential Construction Permits
||Second month of YoY increase in permits. Completions still contracting.
||Amar Bhidé warns against cookie-cutter bank regulations|
|USA Debt Crisis
||John Lounsbury & Steven Hansen explain that there is no good solution to the crisis
||Rick Davis reviews the improvements to the CMI index
||Elliott Morss dissects the BLS jobs numbers from 2001 to present
|Cultural Child Raising
||Frank Li’s think piece this week is about the difference between Chinese and American parenting
||Lance Roberts attacks the notion tax increases are a solution in balancing the budget
|Fannie & Freddie
||Dean Baker says government policy led to bad loans
|European Bank Stress Tests
||Dirk Ehnts discusses the potential of turmoil with the release of the European bank stress test results
|Are Lawyers Protecting or hurting?
||Rick Davis penned a provocative think piece about the legal profession rule of the USA halls of power
||L. Randall Wray asks whether Greece can survive in the Euro
||Dirk Ehnts explores how one-shoe-fits-all approach may not work
|Evaluating Trading Risk
||Jeff Miller says the time to invest is when everyone is worried
||Ridgeworth Investments believes quality muni’s should be a part of investor’s portfolio
||Jeff Miller says much risk is only anecdotal.
||Larry Spears reviews how options are useful in a income portfolio
|ETF vs Mutual Funds
||John Lounsbury reviews the nuances of each of these investment vehicles