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Doug Short   

Joined: Oct 17, 2011

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With the Q2 GDP report now history, attention will focus on the Friday employment report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. This monthly report contains a wealth of data for economists, probably the...
This morning's release of July Consumer Confidence surprised to the upside, a finding the rather conflicts with the latest Gallup survey of Economic Confidence. But in the real world, the key ...
The big economic announcement tomorrow with be the Advance Estimate of Q2 GDP. Recall that the Advance Estimate of 0.1% for Q1 GDP underwent two downward revisions: -1.0% in the first revision and ...
The Latest Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index was released this morning based on data collected through July 17. The headline number of 90.9 was an improvement over the revised June final ...
It's time again for my weekly gasoline update based on data from the Energy Information Administration (EIA). Rounded to the penny, Regular and Premium both dropped another five cents, the fourth week...
Note from dshort: The NYSE has released new data for margin debt, now available through June. I've updated the charts in this commentary to include the latest numbers. The New York Stock Exchange ...
This week will see a hurricane of economic data -- GDP, Personal Consumption and Outlays, the July Employment Report, a couple of key Consumer Confidence metrics and of course Wednesday's FOMC ...
Six of the eight indexes on my world markets watch list posted gains for the week, with the Asia-Pacific contingent taking the top four spots. China was the big winner, with the Shanghai Composite ...
Here's a perspective on personal income for production and nonsupervisory private employees going back five decades. The Bureau of Labor Statistics has been collecting data on this workforce cohort ...
The S&P 500 set record highs on Wednesday and Thursday, but by week's end the index had gone nowhere. It ended the day with a 0.48% loss and the week with a miniscule 0.01% advance from Friday's ...