Weekly Highlights 23 December 2011

This table accompanies the weekly review article at Global Economic Intersection. This week the article is “USA:Headwinds of 2012 and Beyond“.

Weekly Economic Release Scorecard:

3Q2011 GDP: Not a Happy New Year in these numbers
November New Home Sales: Sales up strong
November Personal Consumption Expenditures:  Up 0.2%, not recessionary
November Durable Goods: Sales up strongly due to aircraft orders
December Conference Board Leading Economic Indicator: Future without recession
December UM Consumer Confidence (final): A Christmas improvement?
November CFNAI (superindex): Continues to show subdued growth
3Q2011 GDP 3rd Estimate: Downwardly revised due to consumption
Economics of Moving Freight: A look at the economics of truck, rail, ship and air
November Existing Home Sales: Sales up from a downwardly revised database?
The Great Debate: Problems and advantages of high frequency trading.
November Residential Construction: Strength is due to apartment construction
China: Growth is slowing but remains rapid and as unhealthy as ever
Greece: EU simply ignores the falsification of Greece’s public finance data
November Sea Containers: Now both imports & exports contracting YoY
2012 Investments: Time to drop 2011 rockets
Residential Real Estate: Are we near the bottom?
Clean Energy: Are we approaching this from the wrong angle?
Growing Debt: A case made that a major economic contraction is necessary
European Banking: Are we ignoring a run on European Banks?
Market Direction: How do the markets look for the end of the year?
Business Moves: What has effected stock prices this past week.
Modern Monetary Theory: Primer for understanding current monetary operations
Europe: What the Euro did for European Politics
Banking System: Going back to the roots of Occupy Wall Street
USA: Will it be an ungovernable country by 2016?
Debt Jubilee: Will the Euro banking collapse facilitate USA gov’t bank ownership
Eurocrisis: Would it be better to have the Euro die a quick and speedy death?
Banking: Should banks be subjected free market forces?