GDP

GDP is the abbreviation for “Gross Domestic Product,” the market value of all the goods and services produced by a country in a given year. It includes all the expenditures of citizens, investors and government, and the value of all exports less imports, in a year.


This Could Send Silver Prices Skyrocketing Silver prices are getting hammered, down for the last 13 sessions, which is the precious metal’s longest losing streak since 1950. Currently trading near $14.15 an ounce, silver prices are down 10% year-to-date and…

With the S&P 500 returning back to its all-time highs, the bulls are starting to break open the champagne. But for anyone willing to look past the rosy headlines, the chance of a stock market crash in 2016 is growing.…

U.S. economic data is very clear: we’re headed towards a recession, if we’re not already in one. There are three key indicators I closely follow that presently paint a gruesome picture of the U.S. economy: consumer confidence, manufacturing statistics, and…

If you have been holding small-cap growth stocks over the past several weeks, you have probably noticed that many of these higher beta stocks are being dumped indiscriminately. If you don’t actively monitor your portfolio, you’d better begin, as there…

In June, retail and food service sales in the U.S. economy declined 0.3% from May. When calculating these sales figures, the Census Bureau looks at 13 different kinds of businesses. In June, seven of those business types reported an outright…

Watching the stock market rise for the fourth straight day on Tuesday, I’m left wondering about the false confidence that appears to be on the surface. My view is that the current state of stock market investing should continue to…

The United States’ gross domestic product (GDP) contracted less than expected in the first quarter of 2015; uplifted by stronger household spending, inventories, and residential fixed investment. On Wednesday June 24th, the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) released its third…

The Federal Reserve provides projections on U.S. gross domestic product (GDP) four times each year; in March, June, September, and December. Just a few days ago, the Fed released its June projections. The Fed expects the U.S. economy to grow…

Just one day after Janet Yellen reported moderate economic growth, a crucial indicator confirmed the Federal Reserve’s analysis. On Friday, June 19th, the Conference Board released its widely-followed Leading Economic Index, a composite of indicators that hint at future growth.…

On Friday, May 29, the Bureau of Economic Analysis released the second estimate for first-quarter gross domestic product (GDP) of 2015. (Source: Bureau of Economic Analysis, May 29, 2015.) According to the report, U.S. GDP declined at an annual rate…

At 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday, May 5, 2015, the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) released the U.S. trade balance for March of this year. It announced that the goods and services deficit was at $51.4 billion in March. This is…

For most of 2015, I have been writing about how the U.S. economy is growing at a very slow pace, if it’s growing at all. The just-released U.S. gross domestic product (GDP) numbers for the first quarter of 2015 confirm…

When Germany recently announced some underachieving economic numbers, it was a red flag for the eurozone and Europe. When the stronger of the two pillars in the eurozone (France being the other pillar) begins to show some fragility, you have…

The chart below shows us that between April and August of this year, home prices in the U.S. declined. The S&P Case-Shiller Home Price Index is only released 60 days after each month’s end, so while data for September and…