Joe Sixpack’s Situation in 4Q2013: Joe Is Not Feeling Rich

Written by Steven Hansen A Federal Reserve data release (Z.1 Flow of Funds) for 3Q2013 provides insight into the finances of the average household – and our beloved “Joe Sixpack”. Our modeled “Joe Sixpack” – who owns a house and has a job, and essentially no other asset. We have also modeled a Joe who …

March 2014 Economic Forecast: A Whiff of Economic Deceleration

Written by Steven Hansen Our March 2014 Economic Forecast continues to show a growing economy – but the rate of growth now is declining. Many portions of our economic model are showing expansion, but several are now contracting. There may be a weather component involved in some of the data.

Corporate Income, Productivity and Skynet Has Been Activated

Written by Steven Hansen There have been several posts recently in cyberspace talking about the disproportionate growth of corporate earnings to the earnings of our Joe Sixpack.

February 2014 Economic Forecast: Moderate Economic Growth Continues

Written by Steven Hansen Our February 2014 Economic Forecast continues to show a growing economy – and the rate of growth has been relatively constant for the last 6 months. Most portions of our economic model are continuing.

Economic Forecast January 2014: Slight Growth Deceleration

Written by Steven Hansen Our January 2013 Economic Forecast continues to show a growing economy – but growing at a slower rate than last month. Most portions of our economic model are expanding.