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Chart of the Week: Is this the Biggest Threat to the US Economy?

The surge of the US dollar is beginning to be crowned by some as the biggest threat to the economic recovery.  Although the rise is significant, this chart shows that the US Dollar Index is essentially in line with the … Continue reading

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Weekly Economic Update

Economic Update 1-12-2015 The economic news of the week was led by a somewhat disappointing ISM non-manufacturing report early, Fed minutes that were largely as expected and a mixed employment report with stronger payrolls but weaker wage growth. Equity markets … Continue reading

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Weekly Economic Update

Economic Update 12-15-2014 The economic releases were focused on retail sales (which came in as a slight positive surprise), and several sentiment surveys, which also came in more positively than expected. However, oil prices were the most closely watched and … Continue reading

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