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Doug Short

Joined: Oct 17, 2011

Doug Short's Opinion & Analysis
A complete archive of Doug Short's articles, including current analysis & opinion.

The pre-market announcement of new jobless claims continues to beat expectations with its four-week moving average now the lowest since early October of 2007, two months before the last recession. ...
Note from Doug: Having lived for two wonderful years in Paoli, PA, a suburb west of Philadelphia just south of Valley Forge, I have a special interest in this regional indicator. But, more ...
The Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims Report was released this morning for last week. The 304,000 new claims number was an increase 2,000 from the previous week's 302,000 (revised from 300,000). ...
When the US market opened yesterday, Japan's Nikkei had closed with a massive 3.01% gain and the DJ Euro Stoxx 50 was in rally mode, ultimately to log a 1.54% advance. The Federal Reserve had ...
The April Consumer Price Index for Urban Consumers (CPI-U) released yesterday morning puts the March year-over-year inflation rate at 1.51%, which is well below the 3.88% average since the end of the ...
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...
Here is a table showing the annualized change in Headline and Core CPI, not seasonally adjusted, for each of the past five months. I've also included each of the eight components of Headline CPI and a...
This morning we got the latest Empire State Manufacturing Survey. The diffusion index for General Business Conditions was flat, posting a reading of 1.3, down from 5.6 last month. The Investing.com ...
In real, population-adjusted terms, Retail Sales are now at the level we first reached ten years ago in March 2004. Yesterday the Advance Retail Sales Report showed that sales in March rose 1.1% ...
The Bureau of Labor Statistics released the March CPI data this morning. Year-over-year unadjusted Headline CPI came in at 1.51%, which the BLS rounds to 1.5%, up from 1.13% the previous month. ...