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February 2017 Headline New Home Sales Improve And Above Expectations
The headlines say new home sales improved. The median sales price for homes declined. The rolling averages declined. However the data was above market expectations.
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Economics Isn't Ideology-Free And It's Misleading To Suggest It Is
We should be highly sceptical of claims that the pronouncements of economists about real world economic problems stand above any ideological influence. This might in turn allow for a more sober assessment of what economics can and can't deliver.
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March 2017 Chemical Activity Barometer: Optimism Reflected In Increased Chemical Industry Activity
The Chemical Activity Barometer posted its strongest year-over-year gain in nearly seven years. The 5.5 percent increase over this time last year reflects elevated consumer and business confidence and an overall rising optimism in the U.S. economy.
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February 2017 CPI: Year-Over-Year Inflation Rate Now 2.7%. Inflation Grabbing
According to the BLS, the Consumer Price Index year-over-year inflation rate was 2.7 % - up from than last month's 2.5 %. The year-over-year core inflation rate declined 0.1 % to 2.2 % and remains slightly above the target set by the Federal Reserve.
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Are Inflation Hawks About To Get Crushed?
RINF is the symbol for an ETF trading vehicle that tracks inflation expectations. RINF has yet to break out on a long-term basis, and I am extremely skeptical that it will.
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Competitors Leave Twitter In The Dust
After explosive growth in the first years of its existence, Twitter’s growth slowed down significantly once the company had reached 300 million users.
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Betting On India
2 years ago
I am a foreigner who lives in India about 6 months a year. there is a theory that a ship runs smoother if all rowers are rowing in the same direction - even if it is wrong. At this point Rajan is the rower trying to move the ship in the opposite direction. It is significantly easier to slow an economy down than speed it up - in fact, i see no evidence from anywhere in the world that monetary policy can be used to accelerate an economy. Rajan's policies are a brake on the indian economy.
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