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1. Economic Data Is Noise And Investors Only Should Care About Corporate Earnings
(Matching tags: earnings,economic indicators,investing,investor behavior)
Barry Ritholtz, a money manager, economist, and hugely popular blogger, says investors should really not care much about economic data because corporate earnings are all that matters.  ...
Saturday, March 16, 2013
2. Fed Says Slight Rise In Interest Rates Is Sign QE Stimulus Is Working
(Matching tags: economy,Economic Outlook,economic indicators)
Fed chairman Ben Bernanke testified to the House Financial Services Committee on Wednesday that interest rates have increased slightly as a sign that the economy is recovering.   He said it ...
Thursday, February 28, 2013
3. Durable Goods Orders Fall But Show Underlying Strength Excluding Defense And Aircraft
(Matching tags: economy,Economic Outlook,economic indicators)
Durable goods orders fell primarily on the sharpest decline in over a decade in Pentagon orders for long-lasting manufactured products.   Overall orders fell to 5.2% in January to a seasonally ...
Thursday, February 28, 2013
The Fed’s accommodative policies seem to be spurring job creation in the auto and housing industries.   In his testimony before Congress this week, Fed chief Ben Bernanke will have that ...
Monday, February 25, 2013
5. Home Builder Sentiment Wanes, Indicating Moderate Housing Recovery And Also Remaining Concerns
(Matching tags: Economic Outlook,economic indicators,economy)
Analysts are predicting that new home construction slowed a bit during January from a four-year high.   Momentum paused early in the year with builders breaking ground on 920,000, down from ...
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
...  But what have been the ideas of the 12 presidents in the most immediate past? Advisor One’s Dan Berman offers a look at each of the past 12 presidents’ big economic ideas. ...
Friday, February 15, 2013
7. Weekly Jobless Claims Fall More Than Expected With Four-Week Average Still Near Five-Year Lows
(Matching tags: economy,Economic Outlook,economic indicators)
The labor market continues to improve overall despite apparent setbacks around the end of the year and in January.   Weekly jobless claims fell more than expected, declining by 27,000 to a seasonally ...
Thursday, February 14, 2013
8. Housing Prices Were Up During 4th Quarter Even As Economy Slowed
(Matching tags: economy,Economic Outlook,economic indicators)
Single-family home prices rose during the fourth quarter in 88% of US cities despite the slowdown in economic growth.   The low interest rate environment and improvement in the job market along ...
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
How much value has been returned to US companies trading on US stock exchanges since stocks hit their lows four years ago? Think $10 trillion.   But has that figure along with the resurgent ...
Wednesday, February 06, 2013
The month of January saw 157,000 new jobs created, signaling slow growth at the beginning of the year.   The unemployment rate ticked up from 7.8% to 7.9%. Estimates were for 166,000 new jobs ...
Friday, February 01, 2013
11. Personal Incomes And Savings Rates Increase As Consumer Spending Declines In December
(Matching tags: economic indicators,Economic Outlook,Federal Reserve)
In yet another bullish sign for the economy, personal incomes rose 2.6% in December—the highest jump in eight years.   The increase was largely attributable to a jump in dividend income ...
Friday, February 01, 2013
The unexpected drop in gross domestic product (GDP) during the fourth quarter belies the growth happening in business and in consumer confidence.   Economists are dismissing the report as any ...
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
13. Fourth Quarter GDP Actually Shrank; US Sees First Economic Contraction In Three Years
(Matching tags: economic indicators,Federal Reserve,economy)
  Gross domestic product (GDP) during the fourth quarter fell like a rock as businesses and investors pulled back in anticipation of the then looming fiscal cliff.   GDP actually shrank ...
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Prices of US homes are continuing to rise and are now at their highest levels in six years. This indicates the housing market will play a more central role in the economic recovery during 2013.   ...
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
15. FBI And SEC Look Into Early Release Of Economic Information Tied To High-Speed Transmission Systems
(Matching tags: economic indicators,sec,high-frequency trading)
Some leading financial media companies may have used high-speed transmission systems to access economic data a fraction of a second ahead of the official release, giving some investors a trading advantage. ...
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
The recovery in the housing markets is beginning to spill over into other areas, particularly in earnings for companies that produce power tools, air conditioners, carpet fibers, furniture, and cement ...
Monday, January 28, 2013
17. Sales Of Existing Homes Drop Unexpectedly In December To Lowest Supply Level In Over A Decade
(Matching tags: economy,economic indicators,Economic Outlook)
One aspect of the star of the economic recovery, housing, took a breather in December as sales of existing homes fell 1% to a 4.94 million annual rate while supplies of existing homes shrank.   ...
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
18. Retail Sales Showed Strength At The End Of 2012 And Also Were Revised Upward For November
(Matching tags: economic indicators,Economic Outlook,U.S. economy)
In the final analysis, retail sales did not disappoint at the end of 2012. They rose .5%, the largest gain in three months.   Sales also rose in November more than previously thought with ...
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
  President Obama’s nominee for Treasury Secretary, Jack Lew, does not exactly reflect the hope Wall Street bankers had that the president would go out of his way to reconcile with them.   ...
Friday, January 11, 2013
The percentage of people who have been unemployed for longer than six months dropped in December under 40% for the first time in over three years.
Friday, January 11, 2013
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