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  • 12 Signs The Economic Slowdown The Experts Have Been Warning About Is Now Here

    06/03/2017 4:46:23 AM PDT · by blam · 79 replies
    TEC ^ | 6-3-2017 | Michael Snyder
    Since the election there has been this perception among the American public that the economy is improving, but that has not been the case at all. U.S. GDP growth for the first quarter was just revised up to 1.2 percent, but that is even lower than the average growth of just 1.33 percent that we saw over the previous ten years. But when you look even deeper into the numbers a much more alarming picture emerges. Commercial and industrial loan growth is declining, auto loan defaults are rising, bankruptcies are absolutely surging and we are on pace to break the...
  • The fuel of the US economy is getting cut off

    05/16/2016 12:31:17 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 22 replies
    The warning signs of a credit slowdown are beginning to appear. Late Friday, the Federal Reserve's weekly H.8 report showed that growth in lending for commercial and industrial (C&I) loans has significantly cooled off in recent weeks. According to Bespoke Investment Group, the annualized quarter-over-quarter growth rate of C&I loans fell to 15.17% based on Friday's data. Just two weeks ago this was 19.34%.
  • Its Time to Make a List

    03/18/2016 11:16:06 AM PDT · by FlipWilson · 32 replies
    Vanity | 3/18/16 | FlipWilson
    There is quite a bit out there about making "black lists" of Trump supporters. I support Ted Cruz for the nomination. I have what I believe are legitimate concerns with Donald Trump. Nonetheless, I will express those concerns at the ballot box, as part of the democratic process. If Mr. Trump should attain the nomination fair and square one has the right to withhold their support, sit it out, vote for Hillary whatever floats their boat. I myself will not. I plan on supporting him. If I held my nose and supported Romney, I think I can manage some support...
  • The American Consumer Has Offset The Entirety Of The Economic Fallout From The Global Slowdown

    09/28/2015 1:58:13 PM PDT · by blam · 28 replies
    BI ^ | 9-28-2015 | Elena Holodny
    Elena HolodnySeptember 28, 2015The US economy grew at a 3.9% pace in the second quarter. The Bureau of Economic Analysis noted that the rise in the GDP was led by consumer spending on healthcare, food services, and accommodation. But notably, the good news about US consumers comes at a time when the rest of the global economy isn't doing so great. Those concerned about the US economy are inevitably wondering which has the bigger incremental effect on growth: the healthy US economy or the ailing international economy? In a recent note to clients, RBC Capital Markets chief US economist Tom...
  • Global Leading Indicator Plunges To Economic "Slowdown", Goldman Warns

    09/21/2014 7:01:39 PM PDT · by blam · 9 replies
    Zero hedge ^ | Tyler Durden
    Tyler Durden 09/21/2014 Just two short months ago, Goldman Sachs was exuberant over the 'expansion' signals that the firm's Global Leading Indicator Swirlogram was exhibiting as it confirmed their 'economists' expectations that the Keynesian hockey-stick of hope would once again re-appear majestically in H2 2014 and lift America (and the world) to escape velocity. That dream is over. Confirming the collapse of world GDP expectations, Goldman's GLI has plunged into 'slowdown' with momentum starting to slow. Perhaps, just perhaps, as we noted previously, this time is not different and the annual cycle of extrapolating early-year hope is rapidly turning to...
  • Did the Winter of 2014 Cause the GDP Slowdown? That's a Snow Job

    06/07/2014 11:00:06 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    RCM ^ | 06/07/2014 | Peter Schiff
    Economists, investment analysts, and politicians have spent much of 2014 bemoaning the terrible economic effects of the winter of 2014. The cold and snow have been continuously blamed for the lackluster job market, disappointing retail sales, tepid business investment and, most notably, much slower than expected GDP growth. Given how optimistic many of these forecasters had been in the waning months of 2013, when the stock market was surging into record territory and the Fed had finally declared that the economy had outgrown the need for continued Quantitative Easing, the weather was an absolutely vital alibi. If not for the...
  • Here's My Theory For Why Tablet-Market Growth Just Collapsed ...

    05/12/2014 12:58:10 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 55 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 05/12/2014
    As recently as a couple of quarters ago, analysts were convinced that tablet growth rates would be stratospheric forever, or at least until a few billion people had one.Apple, it was said, was no longer going to be "the iPhone company." It was going to be "the iPad company." And analysts were frantically calculating how much money Apple was going to coin once it was selling more iPads than iPhones.Well, those forecasts aren't looking so promising anymore.Tablet growth has slowed sharply over the past few quarters. And tablet growth at Apple has hit a wall. BII Business Insider Analysts have...
  • Report suggests slowdown in CO2 emissions rise

    10/31/2013 9:52:36 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 7 replies
    BBC News ^ | 10/30/13 | Matt McGrath
    Global emissions of carbon dioxide may be showing the first signs of a "permanent slowdown" in the rate of increase. According to a new report, emissions in 2012 increased at less than half the average over the past decade. Key factors included the shift to shale gas for energy in the US while China increased its use of hydropower by 23%. However the use of cheap coal continues to be an issue, with UK consumption up by almost a quarter. The report on trends in global emissions has been produced annually by the Netherlands Environment Assessment Agency and the European...
  • They Negotiated a Great Deal. Not!

    10/17/2013 9:17:52 AM PDT · by DanMiller · 5 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | October 17, 2013 | Dan Miller
    Summation of Rant: It's bad for America but great for President Obama & Co.  The End the Slowdown and Raise the Debt Ceiling Bill is now "the law of the land." The Senate passed the bill (81 to 18 with more than half of the Republicans voting "yes"). Then the House of Boehner passed it (286 to 144 with 81 Republicans voting "yes" but more than 60% of House Republicans opposed). The Government slowdown is finished, "we" have financed additional Governmental waste by multiple agencies through January 15th and raised the debt limit from sixteen trillion, six hundred and sixty-nine billion dollars to an...
  • Where's sense of crisis in a 17% government shutdown?

    10/07/2013 6:33:38 AM PDT · by Qbert · 28 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | OCTOBER 5, 2013 | BYRON YORK
    Everyone knows the phrase "government shutdown" doesn't mean the entire U.S. government is shut down. So in a partial government shutdown, like the one underway at the moment, how much of the government is actually shut down, and how much is not? One way to measure that is in how much money the government spends. In a conversation Thursday, a Republican member of Congress mentioned that the military pay act, passed by Congress and signed by President Obama at the beginning of the shutdown, is actually a huge percentage of the government's discretionary spending in any given year. And that...
  • When things keep going wrong We should change how We deal with them

    10/06/2013 11:34:09 AM PDT · by DanMiller · 4 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | October 6, 2013 | Dan Miller
    The Republican Party is broken. Its leadership has great difficulty doing anything beyond yielding to the Obama Machine. Can the party be fixed, or should it be put out of our misery.Here's the RINO view: It hasn't worked very well.Here's the Democrat view: It has worked. In a presentation shortly after the November election debacle, Bill Whittle explained that most Republicans do not stand for what they say are their basic principles. Before getting into that, some historical insights into basic concepts, "big ideas" and what most conservatives believe is necessary Part I -- Constrained vs. Unconstrained Visions of Humanity[youtube=] Video linkPart II --...
  • Climate scientists struggle to explain warming slowdown

    04/16/2013 8:46:53 AM PDT · by Moseley · 27 replies
    REUTERS ^ | April 16, 2013 | Reuters Correspondent Alister Doyle
    Scientists are struggling to explain a slowdown in climate change that has exposed gaps in their understanding and defies a rise in global greenhouse gas emissions. Often focused on century-long trends, most climate models failed to predict that the temperature rise would slow, starting around 2000. Scientists are now intent on figuring out the causes and determining whether the respite will be brief or a more lasting phenomenon. Getting this right is essential for the short and long-term planning of governments and businesses ranging from energy to construction, from agriculture to insurance. Many scientists say they expect a revival of...
  • The US Is Entering A New Era Of Fiscal Austerity

    12/07/2012 3:46:03 AM PST · by blam · 12 replies
    TBI ^ | 12-7-2012 | Comstock Partners
    The US Is Entering A New Era Of Fiscal Austerity Comstock PartnersDec. 6, 2012, 6:59 PM In discussing the fiscal cliff issue, the one big takeaway not to forget is that it is all about austerity----extreme austerity if we go over the cliff and a lesser amount of austerity if we settle it before year-end. More than likely, this is the start of new era of fiscal austerity in the U.S. In no way do we see this as a solution to the myriad of problems besetting the U.S. economy and stock market. These include the still excessive level of...
  • China’s (Severe) Corporate Cash Crunch, Illustrated

    09/19/2012 6:02:54 AM PDT · by blam · 8 replies
    Also Sprach ^ | 9-19-2012 | Zarathustra
    China’s Corporate Cash Crunch, Illustrated 19 September, 2012, 15:00. Posted by Zarathustra Paul J. Davies at FT wrote about China’s cash crunch last week. He found that one-third of companies experienced operating negative cash flow in the most recent quarter. More interestingly, he also found that many of the companies’ cash flow slumps are not seasonal. The fact that the economic slowdown is creating troubles for many Chinese companies is not a secret. Even though the economy is still growing fast relative to many other countries, corporate profitability has been declining. Sales are slowing as the economy slows, while costs...
  • JIM ROGERS: The Next Economic Slowdown Is Coming And It's Going To Be Much Worse

    05/02/2012 10:25:38 AM PDT · by blam · 20 replies
    TBI ^ | 5-2-2012 | Henry Blodgett
    JIM ROGERS: The Next Economic Slowdown Is Coming And It's Going To Be Much Worse Henry Blodget May 2, 2012, 11:27 AM After a few months of decent data, most people suddenly think the U.S. economy is finally headed towards a recovery. Not Jim Rogers. Rogers, who stopped by our offices the other day, thinks another economic slowdown is coming and that it will be much worse than what we've just experienced. Rogers says the good news we're hearing about the economy is basically just propaganda from a government hoping to be re-elected this fall.(Click to the site to view...
  • A Quick Look At Copper, Lumber And Rubber Prices

    10/21/2011 4:28:26 AM PDT · by blam · 4 replies
    TBI ^ | 10-21-2011 | Global Macro Monitor
    A Quick Look At Copper, Lumber And Rubber Prices Global Macro Monitor Oct. 21, 2011, 5:21 AM Take a look at copper, lumber, and rubber. Down big. What does it mean? No doubt a reflection of a slowing global economy and confirms the contracting manufacturing PMIs in many of the emerging economies. Hard landing in China? Don’t know but makes us more vigilant. Stay tuned.
  • Obama: We've gone a bit 'soft'

    09/29/2011 7:38:04 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 66 replies
    Politico ^ | 9/29/11 | MAGGIE HABERMAN
    President Obama, making his pitch to Floridians in a state where polls show him struggling, characterized the nation's problems this way: “This is a great country that had gotten a little soft, and we didn’t have that same competitive edge that we needed over the last couple of decades,” Obama told Payne. “We need to get back on track, but I still wouldn’t trade our position with any countries on Earth. We still have the best universities, best scientists and best workers in the world. We still have the most dynamic economic system in the world. So we just need...
  • European financial crisis: Germany shows signs of slowdown (The Euro's savior might need saving)

    08/10/2011 8:07:13 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 08/10/2011 | Suzy Khimm
    Germany’s robust economy is showing signs of a slowdown, raising fears that the linchpin holding together Europe’s fragile financial health could be weakening. On Tuesday, the country revealed that its exports in June rose by only 3.1 percent, compared with a 20.1 percent increase in May, marking the smallest increase in 16 months. A few days earlier, an index of German manufacturing activity dropped from 54.6 in June to 52 in July — the lowest level since October 2009, marking the third consecutive month of declines. “The fact that [the German economy is] showing signs of faltering and sources of...

    06/10/2011 3:47:01 PM PDT · by blam · 1 replies
    Pragmatic Capitalist ^ | 6-10-2011 | Cullen Roche
    THE ECONOMIC ICE AGE 10 June 2011 by Cullen Roche Some pretty interesting thoughts here from Societe Generale on the economic “ice age”. This is what their analysts refer to as the period after a bubble bursting has occurred. They’ve used the same Japan analogy that I am fond of. Pretty pessimistic thoughts (more so than mine), but I think they’ve got the macro situation understood better than most: “In the aftermath of last week’s stunningly weak economic data the market is now beginning to acknowledge that, without a further round of QE a relapse back into economic stagnation or...
  • Jobs and factory slowdown pile on recovery fears

    06/01/2011 2:16:35 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 19 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 6/1/11 | Leah Schnurr - Reuters
    NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. companies hired far fewer workers than expected in May and output in the manufacturing sector slowed to its lowest level since 2009, adding to concerns that the U.S. recovery is running out of steam. Economists slashed their forecasts for Friday's payrolls report, considered the best barometer of the world's biggest economy, after private-sector job growth tumbled to just 38,000, its lowest level in eight months. Wednesday's reports were the latest signals that economic growth remained sluggish in the second quarter after hitting a weak spot in the first months of the year. "It fits very...