Weekly Highlights 30 September 2011

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: Next Week USA September Jobs Growth Likely Will be Bad

Weekly Economic Release Scorecard:

2Q2011 GDP: A nuts & bolts look at the data
September UM Consumer Sentiment: A little better than expected by not good
October Economic Forecast: Meager growth but possible new upward trend
August PCE: There are a few reasons to ignore this data
2Q2011 GDP (third estimate): Revised back to 1.3% on sick personal consumption
August Pending Home Sales: Shows Slowly Improving Home Sales volumes
August Durable Goods: Actually has good news in the data
September Consumer Metrics: Values have peaked – economic implications?
September Conference Board Consumer Confidence: Confidence is still declining
July Case-Shiller Home Prices: Improving but real time indexes are falling
Euro Crisis: Synthetic bonds are the answer
August New Home Sales: Shows this depressed sector is expanding
August CFNAI: This super coincident index remains in declining trend line
Global Macro Picture: How will the economic decline play out?
USA Income Taxes: Buffett Could Be Paying Less Tax than his secretary
USA Leadership: Does it matter who is President
Euro Crisis: Why Mosler Bonds are the answer
Central Banks: Are Their days numbers
Euro Problems: Never believe anything until it is denied
IMF: Are the economists now thinking out of the box?
USA Budget: Is their real societal benefits for much of the spending
Eurozone Paychecks: The highest wage growth is in deficit countries
Copper: Is it signalling a new deflation cycle?
Global Investing Opportunities: Investing when others panic
Investing: How to spot short term trend changes
Recession: Data at this point does not indicate a recession is likely
ETF’s: There is a dark side – ETF’s pose a systemic risk
Coppock Curve: May not always be a killer
Equities Markets: Is today’s market comparable to 2008 or 2009