Weekly Highlights 08 April 2011

This is the table that accompanies the weekly economic review article: Will There Be Life After QE2?:

Weekly Economic Release Scorecard:

Item Headline Analysis
February Wholesale Sales Down Wrong – sales better much better YoY
February Consumer Credit Up Wrong – credit contracted
February CoreLogic Home Prices Down CoreLogic is seeing some stability coming
Auto sales   Likely autos will fare better then other durable goods
Gasoline Sales   How much demand elasticity in the historical data?
March ISM Non-Manufacturing Slightly Less good Survey data seems as good as previous months
Wines   Sometimes a good wine goes well with economic debate
March Employment Data   Another view of the dark side of the data
Future Inflation vs Deflation   One more debate on what will happen next
Another Lost Decade for Stocks   Ed Easterling argues investor outlook effects the outcome
Investing Week Ahead   Jeff Miller reviews the good, the bad, & the ugly
Stock Market Cycle Analysis   Erik McCurdy walks through the 48 month LTCL
Unthinkable Solutions   Rick Davis shows past terrible solutions to sovereign debt crises
Government Shutdown   L. Randall Wray offers a simple solution to keeping the government running during the budget deadlock
Is Adam Smith an Economist   Brad Delong airs economic back-biting
Government Deficits   Stephanie Kelton believes Government deficit spending is necessary