Weekly Highlights 25 March 2011

This is the table that accompanies the weekly economic review article: Uncertainty, Stock Market Fluctuations & Jobs

Weekly Economic Release Scorecard:

Item Headline Analysis
Final 4Q2010 GDP Revised Up GDP has gone from 3.2% (advanced) to 2.8% (2nd release) – and now the final release is 3.1%
February Durable Goods Down Not necessarily down – just less good
Federal Reserve 2010 Financial Statement   Compare QE1 to QE2
Global Economic Assessment   Questions whether anyone can correctly assess risk in 2nd half of 2011
Future Jobs Growth   CBO envisions a 2000 decade tepid jobs growth until 2021
February Truck Tonnage Down Up YoY, data just less good than January
February New Home Sales Down Worst data ever
Electric Generation Fuel Comparisons   Compared Coal to Uranium as tomorrow’s fuels
Japan’s Meltdown   How it effected consumer metrics
February Existing Home Sales Down Yes, down YoY against a 2010 incentive driven home sales month
February CFNAI Down Up because of backward revision
Big Banks   Explores limits of large banking institutions globally
Micro-Cap Stocks   Clive Corcoran finds Micro-caps are outperforming
Hated Investments   Jeffrey Dow Jones explores profiting from investments most hate
Investing Week   Jeff Miller maintains investors must look beyond the headlines
Stock Market Prices   Erik McCurdy argues the market may be beginning a topping process
Libya   Elliott Morss questions what drove international involvement in Libya.
Economic Chernobyl   Rick Davis compares the elements of the Chernobyl meltdown to the USA economic situation
USA Treasuries   GEAB believes the USA treasury market will collapse in 2011 for a variety of reasons
UM Consumer Sentiment Down Plummets 77.5 to 67.5