Economic growth

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 class increased to 48% in 2015, compared to just 36% in mid-2008! On a relative. Read More

What Is the U.S. Economic Outlook for 2015? Good, if You’re Rich

By Wednesday, July 8, 2015

The U.S. Economic Outlook for 2015 will be significantly different depending on your vantage point. If you’re wealthy, 2015 will probably be another year of celebratory wealth creation.If, on the other hand, you’re not, 2015 will feel an awful lot like 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, and 2009. Wall Street and the U.S. government will tell you the economy is doing well, but it won’t feel like it.In. Read More

U.S. Economy; More People on Food Stamps Now Than Entire Population of Spain

By Monday, July 6, 2015

U.S.EconomyAccording to a study by Economic Policy Institute, a nonpartisan think tank, between 2009 and 2014, the salaries of CEOs at the largest U.S. companies increased by 54.3%. (Source: Economic Policy Institute, June 22,2015.)But the average American hasn’t done that well.Between 2009 and 2013, median U.S. household income declined by four percent—from $54,059 to $51,939 in 2013. (Source: Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, last accessed June 25,. Read More

New Numbers Suggest U.S. Economic Outlook Isn’t as Good as You Think

By Wednesday, July 1, 2015

U.S. Economic OutlookTraders received another piece of disappointing economic data, suggesting the U.S. economic outlook isn’t as rosy as many economists believe.On Tuesday, June 30th, the Institute for Supply Management (ISM) reported Midwest manufacturing activity declined last month. In May, the Chicago Purchasing Manager Index (PMI) climbed to 49.4 from 46.2 last month, the fourth straight month that the index has signaled a contraction. (Source: Institute for Supply Management, June 30,. Read More

Economic Growth? Not According to These Statistics…

By Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Economic growthSince the credit crisis of 2008, the policies of the Federal Reserve have spurred immense financial inequality in the U.S. Those individuals (a very small minority) who were able to take advantage of the monetary policies of the Fed have done extremely well in expanding their wealth. But for the rest of America, there has been no economic growth. In fact, economic conditions are getting worse for the average American.. Read More

U.S. Economy: These Three Data Points Show Growth Has Stopped

By Monday, April 13, 2015

Economic growth stoppedIf you think the U.S. economy is improving, this story says that, truth be told, it’s the complete opposite for the economy, as recent data suggest there is no growth.U.S. Economy’s Jobs Market TormentedIn March of this year, only 126,000 jobs were added to the U.S. economy. That’s well below the increase of 264,000 jobs in the previous month, less than half the average of 260,000 a month. Read More

Why the U.S. Dollar Is Rising So High; Dollar Collapse in the Works?

By Thursday, April 9, 2015

Dollar CollapseDespite being the global reserve currency, the U.S. dollar has been a second-rate currency, trading in the doldrums. At least that was until last July when it began to show signs of life. Since then, the U.S. dollar index has risen more than 21%. But why is the U.S. dollar rising and is it sustainable?Why the U.S. Dollar Is Rising: Strong U.S. Economy?The U.S. Dollar Index, which measures. Read More

U.S. Dollar Strength the Real Threat to Investors, Not Higher Interest Rates

By Friday, March 13, 2015

US Dollar strengthThere are issues brewing in the stock market with interest rates fears and the strengthening greenback that could drive the S&P 500 lower by five percent or more.When Will the Fed Increase Interest Rates?First, we have the fears surrounding rising interest rates after the strong improvement in the unemployment rate to a pre-recession low of 5.5%. This is well below the target, previously set by former Federal Reserve. Read More

Three Statistics That Say No Economic Growth Yet

By Friday, January 23, 2015

ECB Money PrintingLook at any newspaper or watch any financial news channel and you will hear someone saying the U.S. economy is growing. To prove their point, they will refer to gross domestic product (GDP) figures and unemployment data.Yes, the GDP numbers and the unemployment picture do look better, but our economy is still in very big trouble.. Read More

Why the Housing Market Points to Very Weak 2015 Economy

By Monday, November 3, 2014

Housing Market Points to Very Weak 2015 EconomyThe 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 October are not yet available, based on what I’m about to tell you, five years after the Great Recession, the U.S. housing market is on shaky ground again.According to. Read More

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