While the US Federal Reserve remains puzzled as to why US inflation is so low, President Nicholas Maduro and his Socialist compadres has managed to lower Venezuela’s annual inflation rate from a crippling 1,823%
According to the US Census Bureau, US housing construction starts declined 5.6% on a year-over-year (YoY) basis for July. You can see the declining trend since 2012.
Yes, Dick’s Sporting Goods, a big-box retailer for sporting goods, just suffered a big decline in their sales and earnings, a -3.66% downward surprise.
The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) reported the housing market index (HMI) was at 68 in August, up from 64 in July. Any number above 50 indicates that more builders view sales conditions as good than poor.
The market value of the world’s negative-yielding bonds has jumped almost 25 percent over the past month to $8.6 trillion amid slower-than-forecast inflation data and as investors piled into the safest securities as perceptions of geopolitical risk increased.
Retail anchor tenant JC Penney reported poor earnings last week, sending their stock price below $5. JC Penney is now a penny stock.
President Trump and Congress are once again tinkering with the US tax code (rather than just trashing the entire thing and creating something simple like a flat-tax system). There will always be winners and losers
Inflation must seem like a mirage to Janet Yellen and The Federal Reserve. And no, it isn’t an oasis either.
Puerto Rico is seeking to reduce $74 billion of debt, but Federal housing bonds may be paid in full.
Producer prices (output) are a measure of the change in the price of goods as they leave their place of production (i.e. prices received by domestic producers for their outputs either on the domestic or foreign market).