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Is This the End of US Importance? $

Is This the End of US Importance?   $

  The news has been all over and the headlines are all ominous. The US is no longer the largest economy as China has overtaken it. The largest emerging market…

The Global Focus for the Federal Reserve $

The Global Focus for the Federal Reserve  $

At the start of the year the Federal Reserve added some new members and they are having an impact on the way the Board thinks. Stanley Fischer was the head…

Economic Blasts – A Quick Round-Up of Important Events $

Economic Blasts – A Quick Round-Up of Important Events  $

  The latest numbers from Markit are not all that reassuring as far as China manufacturing is concerned. The data shows that there is still growth but it is very…

A Couple of Interesting Stats Worth Thinking About

A Couple of Interesting Stats Worth Thinking About

There was a study posted by Experticity and the University of Pennsylvania concerning employees and performance and it has some interesting data concerning well trained, knowledgeable employees at a retail…

Business Roundtable Survey Shows a Turn in CEO Sentiment $

Business Roundtable Survey Shows a Turn in CEO Sentiment  $

Perhaps this was expected, but the Business Roundtable’s Survey of CEO’s shows that they are more bearish on the next six months. Twenty percent of all CEO’s expect their employment…

Meanwhile, Back at the Ranch $

Meanwhile, Back at the Ranch  $

The ECB was not the only bank that was taking some action this week. The Bank of Japan was reporting on the impact of their moves on the Japanese economy…

Shocked I Tell You – Just Shocked $

Shocked I Tell You – Just Shocked  $

The European Central Bank has been under immense pressure for the last year and lately it has been almost overwhelming as the Eurozone continues to slip into a deep deflation.…

Chicago PMI Gives a Good Shot of Next Week

Chicago PMI Gives a Good Shot of Next Week

The ISM will release its national PMI for manufacturing next week – and if it goes like the purchasing manager indexes from Chicago and other regional Fed’s, it should go…

What is on the Mind of Central Banks? $

  The Jackson Hole meetings start this week and he agenda will be packed with formal and informal discussions. This symposium has been organized by the Kansas City Federal Reserve…

Are There Economic Lessons in Ferguson? $

The race riots in this St. Louis suburb have been a shock to the nation and for the last week it has been the latest example of a story that…

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