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.


What Economic Growth? One-Third of Americans Say They Are Now Poorer

By Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Economic growthAccording to a Gallup survey, 51% of Americans say that they are in the middle or upper-middle class. Between 2000 and 2008, an average of 61% of Americans identified themselves to be in middle and upper-middle class. (Source: Gallup, April 28, 2015.)In the survey, the percentage of Americans identifying themselves as working or lower. Read More

Housing Market: Affordability and Interest Rates Working Against Higher Prices

By Monday, July 20, 2015

Housing MarketThe National Association of Realtors’ Housing Affordability Index has dropped 12% in the first five months of 2015. (Source: National Association of Realtors, last accessed July 16, 2015.)In January, the qualifying income to get a mortgage for an existing median-priced home in the U.S. was $36,576. In May, buying a median-priced. Read More

U.S. Inventory Stockpile Up to Size of Canada

By Friday, July 17, 2015

U.S. Consumer SpendingIn 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 decline in sales. (Source: U.S. Census Bureau, July 14,2015.) In particular, American consumers. Read More

Stock Market Investing: Watch the False Confidence

By Friday, July 17, 2015

Stock Market Investing False ConfidenceWatching 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 be guarded with caution and selling into strength.Greece and its lenders appear to have a deal in place;. Read More

Interest Rates: Six Reasons They Are Going to Go Up

By Monday, June 22, 2015

Interest RatesThe 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 between 1.8% and two percent this year. (Source: Federal Reserve, last accessed June 17, 2015.). Read More

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