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: Economy: Sick but not Dying
Weekly Economic Release Scorecard:
|Gold Trend Lines
||John Lounsbury explores the question whether gold is overpriced
||Revised Down to 1.0%
||Little good news inside of this revision – and shows the green shoot of exports is dying
||Down to 55.7
||Confidence among U.S. consumers dropped in August to the lowest level since November 2008|
||Rick Davis shows real time data on the “bump” in the housing market
||Frank Li describes the Loop Theory – the natural flow of development
||Rick Davis discusses improving Consumer dynamics.
|July Durable Goods
||Likely up less than 2%, but this sector continues to expand.
|Initial Weekly Unemployment Claims
||John Lounsbury expands on the importance of the 400,000 WIUC level for employment.
|July New Home Sales
||We say sales are up, showing a bottoming process.
|Hapless Indian Households
||Ajay Shaw discusses the financial choices for the rural Indian poor.
||Economic activity improved
||This super economic coincident index continues to show the economy is sick, but not dying.
|Japanese Monetary Policy
||John Muellbauer and Keiko Murata explain why some US/Europe/Japanese dynamics are not comparable.|
||John Lounsbury pens Christopher Magee’s view of the Singapore “miracle”.
|Global Economic Downturn
||George Friedman gives elements of the economic downturn in different countries.
|Japanese Credit Downgrade
||Dirk Ehnts explores when Japan will face the music.
||Derryl Hermanutz takes on the notion of free markets, and then takes a swipe at Libertarian “theology”.
||Michael Hudson rips notion that rating agencies are a positive force in judging sovereign debt.
||Warren Mosler pushes his euro solution – but says time is running out
|Deregulation and Vigilance
||Harlan Russell Green writes about the real world of financial deregulation
|New Bear Market
||Macrotides tells how to ride out the Bear Market he believes started earlier this month.
|Bank of America
||John Lounsbury discusses BAC’s financial woes and detractors.
||Jeff Miller has his own idea what will have gone down in Wyoming.
||Martin Hutchinson argues its time to bail on bank stocks.
||Andrew Butter serves up some deficit solutions – and shows a correlation low bonds rate vs. GDP growth
|Investing in a Volatile Market
||David Grandey: how low will market go?