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Builder Optimism Misplaced

Homebuilder Confidence in U.S. Rises More Than Estimated, NAHB Index Shows trumpeted the Bloomberg headline this morning. But the component numbers tell a different story. The Wells Fargo/NAHB Housing market index is a regular component of my regular housing market reports to subscribers of the Wall Street Examiner Professional Edition. Housing, though far less significant…

Bernankenstein Confirms Monster Experiments

In testimony before the House Financial Services Committee today, Fed Chairman Bernankenstein confirmed in his own words what I have been writing for months. Here’s how Marketwatch.com put it: Just two weeks after completing a second extraordinary effort to juice the moribund U.S. economy, the Federal Reserve is contemplating more “untested” steps, the head of…

Behind the Dismal Employment Numbers, Rogue Wave Coming

In the Treasury Update that I posted yesterday in the Wall Street Examiner Professional Edition I warned that regardless of what the government numbers would show, the jobs situation was deteriorating badly. Based on real time Federal withholding tax data, there have been virtually no job gains since last year. Here’s an excerpt from the…

Federal Withholding Tax Data Says US Already In Recession

I wanted to follow up with you on the June 17 report on Federal Withholding Tax collections, which I cover regularly in the Professional Edition Treasury Update (latest report here). I like tracking withholding taxes because they are one of the only economic barometers that we can follow virtually in real time on a daily…

Federal Tax Receipts Show Economy Grinding To A Halt

This post is an abridged excerpt from the June 16 Wall Street Examiner Professional Edition Treasury update. Click here to try the service risk free for 30 days and get this week’s complete Treasury and Fed reports and all updates, along with other weekly and monthly reports essential for understanding where the markets and the…