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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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October 2018 ECRI's WLI Growth Rate Index Projects Almost No Growth
ECRI's WLI Growth Index which forecasts economic growth six months forward declined and still projects little growth.
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September 2018 Headline Existing Home Sales Lowest Since November 2015
The market expected annualized sales volumes of 5.230 M to 5.380 M (consensus 5.300 million) vs the 5.15 million reported.
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Rail Week Ending Saturday, October 13: Growth Rate Slowing
Week 41 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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September 2018 Leading Economic Index Economic: Economic Growth Could Exceed 3.5% For 2H2018
This index is designed to forecast the economy six months in advance. The market expected this index's month-over-month change at 0.3 % to 0.5 % (consensus 0.5 %) versus the +0.5 % reported.
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October 2018 Philly Fed Manufacturing Survey Insignificantly Declined
The Philly Fed Business Outlook Survey insignificantly declined but remains in expansion. Key elements declined.
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October 2018 Initial Unemployment Claims Rolling Average Marginally Worsens
The market expectations for weekly initial unemployment claims were 210 K to 217 K (consensus 215,000), and the Department of Labor reported 210,000 new claims.
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February 2018 Headline JOLTS Job Openings Unchanged
6 months 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
1 year ago

correct and the rolling averages slowed

Joe Sixpack's Situation In 2Q2017: The Average Joe Is Better Off
1 year 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
1 year ago

your comment in this context is spot on.

April 2017 ADP Job Growth Is 177,000 - Near Expectations
1 year 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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Managing Partner
Econintersect LLC
March 2010 - Present (8 years 9 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
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1967 / 1971
Industrial Technology
San Luis Obispo High School
1964 / 1967

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