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Ed Yardeni
The Import Of Chinese Imports
By Ed Yardeni - Jul 24, 2014

On July 15 we learned that China’s real GDP rose 7.5% y/y during Q2, up from 7.4% during Q1. The quality and accuracy of China’s economic data have always been questionable. That’s ...

Marc Chandler
The BRICS Challenge?
By Marc Chandler - Jul 23, 2014

It seems that in every generation there are declinists -- those who believe that the US is in decline.  The current wave tends to focus on two concepts.     The first is secular stagnation, ...

Marc Chandler
Another Look At U.S. Housing
By Marc Chandler - Jul 23, 2014

These Great Graphics on the US housing market are from The Wall Street Journal's Real Time Economics blog, where Nick Timiraos posted data from the National Association of Realtors.  In the first half...

US Futures Trade Lower Ahead Of BOE’s Minutes
By Avatrade - Jul 23, 2014

Investors have once a gained pushed the US markets in a record territory yesterday when the S&P 500 made another all time high. Certainly, geopolitical tensions are not on their mind and they ...

Ed Dolan
What Does The Consumer Price Index Measure?
By Ed Dolan - Jul 23, 2014

On Tuesday, the Bureau of Labor Statistics announced that the US Consumer Price Index (CPI) rose at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 3.13 percent in June. What does such a figure really mean? Is ...

Matt Simpson
Focus Turns To Strong US Housing Data
By Matt Simpson - Jul 23, 2014

A snapshot view of yesterday’s New York - London session with technical notes. US Stocks press higher: While Israel continues to attack Hamas militants in Gaza, and tensions within Ukraine ...

Doug Short
A Long-Term Look At Inflation
By Doug Short - Jul 23, 2014

The July Consumer Price Index for Urban Consumers (CPI-U) released this morning puts the June year-over-year inflation rate at 2.07%, fractionally off last month's 2.13% 19-month high, but well below ...