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As Chinese Factory Deflation Sets In, A ‘Dovish’ Powell Leans on ‘Uncertainty’

By |2019-07-10T12:24:25-04:00July 10th, 2019|Currencies, Economy, Federal Reserve/Monetary Policy, Markets|

It’s a clever bit of misdirection. In one of the last interviews he gave before passing away, Milton Friedman talked about the true strength of central banks. It wasn’t money and monetary policy, instead he admitted that what they’re really good at is PR. Maybe that’s why you really can’t tell the difference Greenspan to [...]

China’s Big Money Gamble

By |2019-02-15T12:06:00-05:00February 15th, 2019|Commodities, Currencies, Economy, Federal Reserve/Monetary Policy, Markets|

While oil prices rebounded in January 2019 around the world, outside of crude commodities continued to struggle. According to the World Bank’s Pink Sheet, base metal prices fell another 1.8% on average from December. On an annual basis, these commodities as a group are about 16% below where they were in January 2018. The last [...]

Rate of Change

By |2019-01-10T16:38:45-05:00January 10th, 2019|Currencies, Economy, Federal Reserve/Monetary Policy, Markets|

We’ve got to change our ornithological nomenclature. Hawks become doves because they are chickens underneath. Doves became hawks for reasons they don’t really understand. A fingers-crossed policy isn’t a robust one, so there really was no reason to expect the economy to be that way. In January 2019, especially the past few days, there are [...]

Economic Report: Producer Price Index

By |2009-03-17T11:36:03-04:00March 17th, 2009|Markets|

As the global economic slowdown persists, prices paid by the nation’s producers managed to squeak a gain for the month of February, rising for the second straight month after five consecutive declines. The US producer price index gained 0.1% in February, below the 0.4% target that was expected by economists. This comes after record declines in the 4th quarter of [...]

Economic Report: Producer Price Index

By |2009-02-19T15:54:48-05:00February 19th, 2009|Markets|

As the global economic slowdown persists, prices paid by the nation's producers managed to squeak a gain for the month of January, after five straight monthly declines. The US producer price index gained 0.8% in January, more than double of what was expected. This comes after record declines in the 4th quarter of 2008, totaling 6.9%. Wholesales energy prices, which [...]

Economic Report: Producer Price Index

By |2009-01-15T12:26:15-05:00January 15th, 2009|Markets|

As the global economic crisis persists, the nation’s producers are getting somewhat of a break, as wholesale prices have scaled back for the fifth straight month. The US producer price index fell another 1.9% in the month of December, after a 2.2% decline in November and a record 2.8% decline in October. Wholesales energy prices, which fell 9.3% for the [...]

Economic Report: Producer Price Index

By |2008-12-12T12:33:55-05:00December 12th, 2008|Markets|

The US producer price index fell another 2.2% in the month of November, following a record 2.8% decline in October, the lowest level since 1947. And wholesales energy prices, which fell 11.2% for the month, has much to do with the decline. Core PPI, which excludes energy and food prices because of their volatile nature, did increase a bit, gaining 0.1%. Economists [...]

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