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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.

Note from dshort: With yesterday's release of the Consumer Price Index for October, I've updated Real Retail Sales for October. Official recession calls are the responsibility of the NBER Business ...
The Weekly Leading Index (WLI) of the Economic Cycle Research Institute (ECRI) is at 133.2, up from the previous week's 132.0. The WLI annualized growth indicator (WLIg) is at -2.4, down from -2.9 the...
Note from dshort: I've updated this series to include yesterday's release of the October Consumer Price Index. Here's a perspective on personal income for production and nonsupervisory private ...
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 ...
In recent days major US stock indexes have been repeatedly hitting new highs. The S&P 500, for example, closed out October at a record level and since broken the record on eight of the past 12 ...
Today's release of the October Producer Price Index (PPI) for Final Demand came in at 0.2% month-over-month seasonally adjusted. That's a bounce from the previous month's -0.1% decline, which was ...
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. Regular is now ...
Let's take a close look at last week's employment report numbers on Full and Part-Time Employment. Buried near the bottom of Table A-9 of the government's Employment Situation Summary are the numbers ...
Note from dshort: In response to a weekend request, I've updated my long-term perspective on vehicle sales to include the BEA's data for October. For the past few years I've been following a couple of...
The stunning rally documented in last weekend's update gave way to a relatively tame week. The average weekly gain of the eight indexes on my watch list was near the flatline. The top performing ...