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Doug Short   

Joined: Oct 17, 2011

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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 ...
In real, population-adjusted terms, Retail Sales are at the level we first reached in September 2004. Last week the Advance Retail Sales Report showed that sales in June rose 0.2% month-over-month and...
Here is a table showing the annualized change in Headline and Core CPI, not seasonally adjusted, for each of the past six months. I've also included each of the eight components of Headline CPI and a ...
Note from dshort : The charts in this commentary have been updated to include today's Consumer Price Index news release for the June data. The Fed justified a previous round of quantitative easing "to...
The pre-open release of the Consumer Price Index showed core inflation in June to be a tad lighter than forecasts. The S&P 500 opened at its 0.10% intraday low and rallied to its 0.64% record intraday...
The Bureau of Labor Statistics released the June CPI data this morning. Year-over-year unadjusted Headline CPI came in at 2.07%, which the BLS rounds to 2.1%, essentially unchanged from 2.13% the ...
"Index shows economic growth decelerated slightly in June": This is the headline for today's release of the Chicago Fed's National Activity Index, and here are the opening paragraphs from the report: ...
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 four cents, matching last ...
Geopolitical stress and the threat of sanctions remain the big headlines, and the Eurozone's Stoxx 50 closed with a 0.86% loss yesterday. US indexes were a bit more resilient. The benchmark S&P 500 ...
The Chicago Fed's National Activity Index, which I reported on earlier today, is based on 85 economic indicators drawn from four broad categories of data: Production and Income Employment, ...