The stock market seems to be returning to the old normal of higher levels of volatility. I suggested on Tuesday that former Fed Chairman Alan Greenspan’s comments could have brought back volatility by triggering […]
Tempering retail sales expectations on holiday season 2017.
The US Holiday Season started with high anxiety for the Retail Industry as online retailers registered high volume of sales on Black Friday 2017. Pre-holiday season reports signaled not much change in […]
Raising economic expectations with the “after-tax” reckon: President Trump’s corporate tax cut plan.
The series of documents published by the White House Council of Economic Advisers indicate that President Donald Trump’s Tax Reform will end up being his economic growth policy. The most persuasive pitch […]
“Core” inflation might be reflecting pressures solely generated by retailers.
Data on both unemployment and prices have monetary policy analysts wondering whether or not the US supply side of the economy is heading towards overheating. Thus far, indicators on industrial production and […]
Unemployment rate continues to decline in July 2015.
The unemployment rate continues to decline in July 2015 for most of the metropolitan areas within the United States. 92% of the metropolitan areas in the Nation experienced lower unemployment rates than […]
Summer’s economic optimism vanishes with the season in the Midwest.
Summer enthusiasm in the Midwest lasted short. The season has not ended yet, as business leaders started to pose concerns in the months to come. The Tenth District Manufacturing Survey revealed that […]
Despite job losses, New Jersey’s labor market looks vibrant rather than sclerotic.
Regional and State statistics on employment and unemployment for the month of July 2015 looked motionless for the great majority of States in terms of over-the-month changes. Over-the-year though, nonfarm employment increased […]
Real Earnings and the use of Dubious Statistics.
The use of the Average Statistic deceives readers very often whenever the Mean gets severely affected by outliers within the data. One of the most repeated critics to data analysts is the […]
Follow up on US Construction Industry Data.
Follow up on US Construction Industry Data. At the beginning of the summer of 2015, both labor statistics on employment levels and US Gross Domestic Product showed a slowdown on job creation […]
It’s time to look at price changes without accounting for oil price effect.
After a year of declining crude oil prices which forged price spillovers all over the US economy, it is time for economists to look at price changes without accounting for the petrol […]