U.S. economic growth

Focus to Shift From Fed Watching to Data Combing

August 26, 2016

In the week just ending, financial market participants were consumed with today’s scheduled speech by Janet Yellen at the K.C. Fed-sponsored Jackson Hole central banking symposium. The Fed Chair made some news by reporting progress toward the Fed goal of 2% inflation as well as its jobs growth mandate had occurred, and that the case for […] More

U.S. GDP Since Ground Zero

April 10, 2013

From an economic growth standpoint, the United States is the proverbial one-eyed man in the land of the blind.  Real GDP is in the fourth quarter of 2012 was 2.5% greater than its pre-Great Recession peak some five years earlier.  Similar comparisons for Japan, the euro area and Great Britain show net contractions of more […] More