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.

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

Leading Indicators Show Improving U.S. Economy

By Friday, June 19, 2015

Leading Economic IndicatorsJust 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. The index clocked in at 0.7% in May, exceeding expectations. Read More

U.S. GDP Contracts in 1Q15; Economy Halfway to a Recession This Year

By Monday, June 1, 2015

U.S. GDPEarlier this year in Profit Confidential, I wrote that I wouldn’t be surprised to see the U.S. economy enter a recession in 2015. I got a lot of flak here from my fellow economists…even some of my customers thought that prediction was too far off.But, lo and behold; we are already halfway there.On Friday, according to the revised. Read More

U.S. Economy Down: First Quarter 2015 GDP Showing Decrease

By Friday, May 29, 2015

U.S. GDPOn 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 of 0.7% in the first quarter of 2015. The report last month, in its first estimate, suggested. Read More

U.S. Trade Balance: Largest Trade Deficit Since 2008

By Wednesday, May 6, 2015

U.S. Trade BalanceAt 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 more than a 43% increase from February’s $35.9 billion, and the biggest jump in 18 years. Moreover, the trade deficit. Read More


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