Doug Short   

Joined: Oct 17, 2011

Doug Short's Opinion & Analysis
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The benchmark S&P 500 broke its massive six-day selloff yesterday with a strong bounce. The index surged at the opening bell, gave back about half of its gains and then began a steady rally during...
The Advance Report on Manufacturers’ Shipments, Inventories and Orders released yesterday gives us a first look at July's durable goods numbers.This update has more extensive data on factory ...
Yesterday morning's release of the July New Home Sales from the Census Bureau at 507,000 was slightly below general expectations, and the previous month was revised downward by 1K. The Investing.com ...
The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) has released the U.S. House Price Index (HPI) for the most recent month. Here is the opening of the report: U.S. house prices rose 1.2 percent in the second ...
Yesterday the Richmond Fed Manufacturing Composite Index dropped 13 points to 0 from last month's 13. Investing.com had forecast a decrease to 9. Because of the highly volatile nature of this index, ...
I was watching the benchmark S&P 500 while vacationing on a Rhone River cruise with limited and unpredictable Internet access. My expectation, based on pre-market futures and European indexes, was...
The latest Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index was released yesterday, based on data collected through August 13. The headline number of 101.5 was a significant jump from the July final reading...
"Index shows economic growth picked up in July": This is the headline for yesterday's release of the Chicago Fed's National Activity Index, and here are the opening paragraphs from the report: Led by...
The Chicago Fed's National Activity Index is based on 85 economic indicators drawn from four broad categories of data: Production and Income Employment, Unemployment, and Hours Personal Consumption ...
Note from Doug: I'm vacationing on the Rhone river cruise for the next several days and will be a bit intermittent in my routine updates. Fortunately my talented colleague at Advisor Perspectives, ...