Tag: economic activity

What Your “Numbers Sense”?

What Your “Numbers Sense”?

“Davidson” submits: Your “Numbers Sense” matters in the perception of economic growth. Growth has been and is far better than most believe. Real GDP was reported as revised higher from 3.2% growth to 3.5% growth for fiscal 3Q2016(ending June 2016). […]

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The Sun Will Rise Tomorrow, DV

Regardless of your political point of view, life will go on after the election.  Truth, given the two leading candidates, I get why many feel bad — they are both personally flawed to the degree that we shouldn’t want to […]

Analyzing Economic Activity “Like Reading A Novel”

Analyzing Economic Activity “Like Reading A Novel”

Analyzing Economic Activity “Like Reading A Novel” by Todd Sullivan “Davidson” submits: Analyzing economic activity is like reading a novel being written in real time. The best stories have major plots and multiple sub-plots. Economies like stories include personalities driven […]

Economic Activity, “Credit Spread” And Markets

Economic Activity, “Credit Spread” And Markets

Economic Activity, “Credit Spread” And Markets by Todd Sullivan “Davidson” submits: There has long existed a relationship which matters greatly to economic activity. That relationship is called “The Credit Spread”. Money has been lent for thousands of years based on […]

The comic features features Fed Chair Janet Yellen as a contestant on the game show "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire". The audience behind Yellen, which includes former Fed chief Ben Bernanke, are throwing tomatoes at her.

Caption for the comic: "After disappointing markets last week, will Yellen make it up to them later this year?"

The Federal Reserve's decision last week not to raise interest rates disappointed most market players who were expecting the central bank to hike rates for the first time since 2006. The questions remains whether Yellen and the Fed will make it up to them at some point later this year, or will they delay the move to early 2016. The central bank has two more scheduled policy meetings before the end of 2015, in late October and mid-December.

Secret Federal Reserve Minutes

Secret Federal Reserve Minutes Leaked by Simon Black Yesterday the Federal Reserve released the minutes from its July meeting a few weeks ago in which they decided to NOT raise interest rates. These minutes are the official archive of the […]

What Big Data Can Tell Us About The Economy

What Big Data Can Tell Us About The Economy

What Big Data Can Tell Us About The Economy by BlackRock BlackRock’s Paul Ebner explains how big data can help us to determine whether the prevalence of the word “recession” in quarterly earnings calls can be construed as an applicable […]