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Steven Hansen, Publisher and Co-founder of Econintersect, is an international business and industrial consultant specializing in turning around troubled business units; consults to governments to optimize process flows; and provides economic indicator analysis based on unadjusted data and ... more

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Rail Week Ending April 14: Rail Growth Positive With Mostly Positive Trends
Week 15 of 2018 shows same week total rail traffic (from same week one year ago) improved according to the Association of American Railroads traffic data.
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April 2018 Beige Book: Reading Between The Lines - Rate Of Economic Expansion Again Little Changed
The consolidated economic report from the 12 Federal Reserve Districts (Beige Book) stated: "Economic activity continued to expand at a modest to moderate pace across the 12 Federal Reserve Districts in March and early April."
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March 2018 Leading Economic Index Points To Solid Growth For The Rest Of The Year
The Conference Board Leading Economic Index (LEI) for the U.S improved this month - and the authors say "labor market components made negative contributions in March and bear watching in the near future."
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March 2018 Industrial Production Improvement Trend Continues
The headlines say seasonally adjusted Industrial Production (IP) improved month-over-month. Our analysis agrees.
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Retail Sales Growth Improve In March 2018 - But Is A Weak Bounce
Retail sales were up according to US Census headline data. The unadjusted rolling averages rate of growth also improved.
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February 2018 Headline Business Sales Declined, Inventories Grew
Econintersect's analysis of final business sales data (retail plus wholesale plus manufacturing) shows a slowing in the rate of growth. Inventory levels are very high and do not correlate to times of economic expansion.
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February 2018 Headline JOLTS Job Openings Unchanged
9 days ago

Yah, indicators are moving in several directions - this may turn out to be a soft year after all.

August 2017 Headline Business Sales Improved
6 months ago

correct and the rolling averages slowed

Joe Sixpack's Situation In 2Q2017: The Average Joe Is Better Off
7 months ago

Absolutely - the lower end is just surviving from hand-to-mouth and this group is growing

April 2017 ADP Job Growth Is 177,000 - Near Expectations
11 months ago

your comment in this context is spot on.

April 2017 ADP Job Growth Is 177,000 - Near Expectations
11 months ago

this is a complex issue - i have a post which will be published on Saturday that details my position. most economists believe we are near full employment due to a demographic shift of the population [i do not but the demographic shift needs to be considered when using participation rates].

November 2016 Consumer Credit Headlines Say Year-Over-Year Growth Rate Accelerated
1 year ago

Agreed - to me it indicates that consumer spending growth is limited because of credit (especially with interest rates modest increase)

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Steven Hansen Commented on February 2018 Headline JOLTS Job Openings Unchanged:

Yah, indicators are moving in several directions - this may turn out to be a soft year after all.

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Managing Partner
Econintersect LLC
March 2010 - Present (8 years 3 months)
Economic analysis for business.
President
Nesnah Associates Enterprises Limited
January 1995 - June 2010 (15 years 8 months)
Construction Contracting consultant, financial holdings, and yacht charters.

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California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo
B.S.
1967 / 1971
Industrial Technology
San Luis Obispo High School
1964 / 1967

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