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GDP: Deja Vu

By |2019-04-26T12:35:15-04:00April 26th, 2019|Bonds, Currencies, Economy, Federal Reserve/Monetary Policy, Markets|

Real GDP growth in the United States during the first quarter of 2019 was much better than expected. The Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) estimates that total economic output expanded by 3.12272% in Q1 over Q4 2018. Most analysts were expecting somewhere around 2.3% to 2.5%. Considering mounting uncertainties and growing fears, in the face [...]

Economic Report: Industrial Production

By |2009-03-16T10:32:02-04:00March 16th, 2009|Markets|

US industrial production, output at the nation’s factories, mines, and utilities, decreased a hefty 1.4% in the month of February, after falling 1.8% the previous month, according to the Federal Reserve. After declines in five of the last six months, production has decreased 11.2% in the past year, an astonishing number. The report was significantly below estimations, [...]

Economic Report: 4th Quarter Productivity

By |2009-02-05T11:43:48-05:00February 5th, 2009|Markets|

Productivity, or output divided by hours worked, in the US non-farm business sector increased to a 3.2% annual rate over the last three months of the year, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. This number is a huge positive, since economists had forecast a much smaller 1.1% increase, but it is probably due to the fact that [...]

3rd Qtr Productivity

By |2008-11-06T12:24:27-05:00November 6th, 2008|Markets|

Productivity in the US non-farm business sector increased to a 1.1% annual rate over the last three months, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. This number is a positive, since economists had forecast a much smaller 0.3% increase, but it is probably due to the fact that U.S. firms have cut back their employees’ working hours, [...]