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Doug Short

Joined: Oct 17, 2011

Doug Short's Opinion & Analysis
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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. ...
Before the market opened, the Consumer Price Index for March came in higher than forecast, although inflation remains exceptionally tame, and the Empire State Manufacturing Survey was surprisingly ...
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 are both up five cents, the tenth week of ...
A better than expected March Retail Sales along with good Citigroup (C) earnings triggered a rally after last week's selloff. The S&P 500 surged at the open, booked some gains and then traded to its ...
The Advance Retail Sales Report released this morning shows that sales in March rose 1.1% month-over-month, up from 0.7% in February, which was upwardly revised from 0.3%. Core Retail Sales (ex Autos)...