The Week That Was, 29 September 2012

by Stephen Swanson We enjoyed a week very rich in US economic data releases covering most sectors of the economy including final revisions to estimates for second quarter growth in GDP and readings on industrial production, business investment, residential investment, consumer confidence and consumer incomes and spending. We’ll review the releases and see if we …

Analyzing the Week That Was: 14 July 2012

Written by Stephen Swanson The global economy is deteriorating faster than central banks can ease policy through implementing measures of questionable effectiveness or taking steps whose effect is subject to diminishing returns. Fears of a slowdown in the global economy sent most benchmark stock indices lower as the latest batch of central bank monetary policy …

Analyzing a Week That Was No Fourth of July Celebration

Written by Stephen Swanson The outlook for the global economy and the US, in particular, darkened considerably this past week and occasioned many to write-down their estimates for US and global economic growth while global central bankers loosened monetary policy on the back of the Federal Reserve extending “Twist” in a seemingly coordinated attempt to …