Chicago Fed: Economic Growth Picked Up In April

Economy recessionDoug Short:   "Index shows Economic Growth Picked Up in April." 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:
NYSE:DIA May 19, 2016 11:28am

One Third Of Q1 Economic Growth Was Just “Revised” Away

economyTyler Durden:  On Friday, the US government's Bureau of Economic Analysis had some good and some not so good news: the good news was that the final estimate of Q4 GDP was revised higher from 1.0% to 1.4% (driven by an odd rebound in spending on Transportation and Recreational services).
NYSE:DIA April 6, 2016 11:35am

The 75 Trillion Dollar Shadow Banking System Is In Danger Of Collapsing

banksKeep an eye on the shadow banking system – it is about to be shaken to the core.  According to the Financial Stability Board, the size of the global shadow banking system has reached an astounding 75 trillion dollars. 
NYSE:DIA June 30, 2015 10:51pm

Chicago Fed: Economic Growth Slightly Below Average In May [Dow Jones Industrial Average 2 Minute, SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust]

wall-street-etfDoug Short:  "Index shows economic growth slightly below average in May": 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:
NYSE:DIA June 22, 2015 10:49am

America Is Addicted To Debt

debtCorporations, individuals and the federal government continue to rack up debt at a rate that is far faster than the overall rate of economic growth. 
NYSE:GLD June 15, 2015 2:56pm

Is The U.S. Economy Headed Into Recession?

economyIf U.S. economic growth falls any lower, we are officially going to be in recession territory.  On Wednesday, we learned that U.S. GDP grew at a 0.2 percent annual rate in the first quarter of 2015.  That was much lower than all of the “experts” were projecting. 
NYSE:DIA May 7, 2015 4:13pm

Fed’s Quantitative Easing Program Could Finally End In 2014 [Dow Jones Industrial Average (INDEXDJX:.DJI)]

Federal reserveWill this be the year when the Fed's quantitative easing program finally ends?  For a long time, many analysts were proclaiming that the Fed would never taper.  But then it started happening. 
NYSE:DIA March 20, 2014 12:17am

Chicago Fed: Slower Economic Growth In October

Federal reserveDoug Short:  "Index shows slower economic growth in October": This is the headline for today's release of the Chicago Fed's National Activity Index.
NYSE:DIA November 27, 2013 12:27pm

What’s Really Behind China’s Economic Growth and Why It Won’t Last

economySasha Cekerevac: When I read some of the headlines by other news organizations, sometimes I can’t help but chuckle at their oversimplification. Other media outlets take a kernel of truth, and ignore the rest of the picture, only to blow that tiny piece
NYSE:FXI October 24, 2013 12:15pm

Three Investing Implications From The Political Turmoil

recession governmentWhile a potential debt ceiling deal failed to gain much traction over the weekend, I’m still reasonably optimistic that some sort of patchwork and limited deal to, at least temporarily, extend the debt ceiling will be reached around this Thursday’s deadline.
NYSE:DIA October 15, 2013 11:00am

What The Three-Week 933-Point Drop In The Dow Jones Industrial Average Is Telling Us?

dow 13000Michael Lombardi: If you ask me where the U.S. economy is going, I will say “nowhere.” The U.S. economy is stalling. We have no economic growth.
NYSE:DIA October 10, 2013 11:17am

Don Coxe: Commodities Resuming Long-Term Upward Trend

copperFinancial Sense: With cumulative growth in Asia well above 4% and the Eurozone finally emerging from deep recession, commodities have resumed their long-term upward trend, says commodity strategist Don Coxe of Coxe Advisors.
NYSE:COPX September 30, 2013 1:57pm

Three ETFs To Watch On German Election Results

germanyThe European economy is showing strong improvement lately on upbeat data, lower levels of debt and a firmer currency. Meanwhile, the latest election news from Germany, the biggest
NYSE:BUND September 29, 2013 10:20pm

Gold and Silver ETFs Back In Play On “No Taper”

gold silver metals: At 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke said the central bank would, in the eternal quest for job creation and economic growth, continue to buy $85.0 billion a month in bonds. In other words
NYSE:GLD September 20, 2013 3:14pm

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