How Well Is The U.S. Economy Doing?

The U.S. Economy Is Showing Signs of Fatigue The U.S. economy is still expanding but the rate of expansion is slowing down. At the end of June 2019, the five major economic indicators of the U.S. – employment, industrial production, retail sales, real disposable income and real per capita GDP  are still trending higher (Figure…

Market Remarks: Week Ahead – Sep 24, 2018

What To Expect at Next Week’s Fed Meeting This coming week the Federal Reserve is going to conduct the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting, its sixth of the year, over a two-day period, followed by a press conference at 2:00 PM on Wednesday September 26th. This will be the third meeting of the year with a press-conference.…

Analyzing The U.S. Economy

The US Economy Is Doing Great The US economy is strong and the major indicators gauging its health are trending higher. Fig. 1 shows that the five major economic indicators – Total Nonfarm Payrolls, Industrial Production, Retail Sales, Disposal Personal Income and the Per Capita GDP – indexed to just before the start of 2001 recession are…

How The S&P 500 Fared During The Last Shutdown Talks?

The last U.S. government shutdown happened in October 2013. Then the federal government shutdown lasted for sixteen days from October 1st to October 17th. Here is the time line for it. The U.S. House of Representative was controlled by Republicans, the Senate by Democrats and Obama was president. The point of contention was Affordable Care Act (ACA) or the…