Author: Roger Thomas

Does Anyone See Sadness in Recent Housing Figures?

Does Anyone See Sadness in Recent Housing Figures?

Does Anyone See Sadness in Recent Housing Figures? Garnering much less attention than last week’s GDP report were the housing figures. In particular, we received figures on homeownership, vacancies, housing stock, and a host of other relevant indications on the […]

How are American Retail Sales Comparing?

How are American Retail Sales Comparing?

American Retail Sales Today’s retail sales figures disappointed, with a sharp downward revision for January and continued weakness in February.  Retail sales in the U.S. are now floating at just 3.1% year-on-year. The U.S. retail picture comes after Saturday’s weaker-than-expected […]

Why is The Stock Market So Tough on the Fed This Time Around?

Why is The Stock Market So Tough on the Fed This Time Around?

The Stock Market… It’s a packed week for economic indicators.  The week includes retail sales, industrial production, capacity utilization, housing starts, consumer and producer prices, Empire manufacturing, and consumer confidence.  That’s jut the U.S. side. Although the week is packed, […]