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Next Week Will Bring Some Big Economic News. $

We are all looking for direction on the economy. And, we could get a nice bit of direction next week. There are a number of big releases that will help…

Good News for Medicare.

There was some great news for those of you who are thinking about Medicare or have loved ones who are. The House of Representatives voted 392 to 37 to approve…

Durable Goods Orders Shock to the Downside.

We are really starting to get some worrisome economic data that we only hope is seasonal or West Coast port congestion / weather impacted. Durable Goods Orders fell 1.4% in…

Consumer Price Index Inches Up in February. $

Consumer prices inched up in February by .2% after slipping by more than .7% in January. When stripping out food and fuel, the index was also equally up by .2%.…

US Flash Manufacturing PMI Report Rises in March. $

The much awaited manufacturing Flash report from Markit came in at 55.3, up from 55.1 last month. We don’t have a lot of details from the early Flash report (we…

New Home Sales Improve. $

New home sales hit an annualized rate of 539,000 units in February of 2015. That reading was up from a 500,000 unit rate posted in January. Some analysts are asking…

Earnings Recession? $

Analysts on CNBC were warning yesterday that the US could be facing a corporate earnings recession this year – largely because of the strength of the dollar. We ran an…

First Quarter is Over, What Now? $

    The first quarter is essentially over, so what is on the minds of the corporate intellect?   Risk management? Perhaps. But, not like it was in the recession…

Philly Fed Index Slightly Weaker $

It is just what we have come to expect. The Philly Fed Manufacturing index came in weaker than expectations, but it was still a 5.0, which shows growth and expansion…

A Short Deviation into the Realm of Theory

We understand fully that the writing in the Executive Brief is designed to be imminently practical and useful to the executive that is being asked to make decisions on immediate…

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