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Doug Short
2 Measures Of Inflation And Fed Policy
By Doug Short - Jul 24, 2014

Note from dshort: I've updated the accompanying charts with yesterday's Consumer Price Index data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The annualized rate of change is calculated to two decimal places...

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 ...