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Category Archive: GDP

  1. China Economic Growth Claims Lack Credibility

    On April 16th the China National Bureau of Sta­tis­tics (the “NBS”) announced with great fan­fare that the Chi­nese econ­omy was spe­cial because even in the face of an emerg­ing global depres­sion China was able to con­tinue to grow at a rapid pace in the first quar­ter of 2008. Accord­ing to Chi­nese offi­cials, the head­line Chi­nese […] [read full story]

    Posted in: Asia, China, Finance, GDP, Politics
  2. Money Supply And Economic Data Weekly Watch – Deflation Hurts The Economy Like Hydrochloric Acid Burns Through Steel

    Defla­tion hurts the econ­omy like hydrochlo­ric acid burns through steel. Falling prices destroy cor­po­rate and house­hold bal­ance sheets and make it impos­si­ble for the finan­cial sec­tor to func­tion nor­mally. Demand is destroyed by defla­tion which in turn leads to more defla­tion. The weak­est sec­tors are hurt first, but defla­tion quickly burns through healthy indus­tries. This […] [read full story]

    Posted in: BANKS, Bernanke, CPI, Deflation, Economic Statistics, Finance, GDP, Inflation, M1, M2, Manufacturing, monetary policy, Money Supply, Obama, Oil, Politics, Public Policy, Retail Sales
  3. CPI Indicates" rel="bookmark">Money Supply and Economic Data Weekly Watch – Deflation Is Worse Than CPI Indicates

    Last week’s eco­nomic data is under­es­ti­mat­ing defla­tion. On Wednes­day the Bureau of Labor Sta­tis­tics (“BLS”) announced that the con­sumer price index (“CPI”) declined by 1.0% in Octo­ber which was the biggest sin­gle one month reported decline since before World War II. Broad based defla­tion exac­er­bates the already severe credit cri­sis and increases cash hoard­ing by […] [read full story]

    Posted in: BANKS, BLS, Business Environment, CPI, Credit Crisis, Deflation, Economic Statistics, economy, Federal Funds Rate, Federal Reserve, Finance, Fiscal Policy, GDP, Inflation, Liquidity Trap, M2, monetary policy, Money Supply
  4. Money Supply And Economic Data Weekly Watch – Lots of bad news while money supply hits a new all time high

    Money Sup­ply The Fed is back at it again; its push­ing money sup­ply as it tries to rein­flate the econ­omy. Money sup­ply, as mea­sured by sea­son­ally adjusted M2, hit a new all time high of $7,870.4 bil­lion and on a non-seasonally adjusted basis rose to $7,867.5 bil­lion. How­ever, because the global econ­omy is stuck in […] [read full story]

    Posted in: BANKS, Bernanke, Credit Crisis, Deflation, Economic Statistics, economy, Federal Funds Rate, Federal Reserve, Finance, Fiscal Policy, GDP, Inflation, Liquidity Trap, M2, monetary policy, Money Supply
  5. Money Supply And Economic Data Weekly Watch – Reprint of A New York Times Economix Blog Post

    Octo­ber 4, 2008, 6:02 pm Will Paulson’s Two Plans Unplug the ‘Liq­uid­ity Trap’? By Mark Sun­shine Editor’s note: Mark Sun­shine, pres­i­dent of the com­mer­cial lend­ing insti­tu­tion First Cap­i­tal, writes a guest post about why we may be head­ing into what’s called a liq­uid­ity trap. This means that mon­e­tary pol­icy, includ­ing interest-rate changes, can’t pre­vent a […] [read full story]

    Posted in: BANKS, Deflation, Economic Statistics, economy, Finance, Fiscal Policy, GDP, Great Depression, Liquidity Trap, M2, monetary policy, Money Supply, Paulson, Tax policy, Wachovia, Wells Fargo
  6. MONEY SUPPLY AND ECONOMIC DATA WEEKLY WATCHTHE FED’S FAVORITE BIRD REMAINS THE HAWK AND PROMINENT ECONOMISTS MAKE UP DATA THAT DOESN’T EXIST" rel="bookmark">MONEY SUPPLY AND ECONOMIC DATA WEEKLY WATCHTHE FED’S FAVORITE BIRD REMAINS THE HAWK AND PROMINENT ECONOMISTS MAKE UP DATA THAT DOESN’T EXIST

    Money Sup­ply For the week end­ing August 11TH, money sup­ply grew by $7.0 bil­lion to $7,728.1 bil­lion (as mea­sured by M2 on a sea­son­ally adjusted basis). Since the week end­ing March 24th sea­son­ally adjusted M2 has only increased by approx­i­mately 0.35% which means that M2 con­tin­ues to grow at a rate of less than 1% […] [read full story]

    Posted in: BANKS, Bernanke, Deflation, Federal Reserve, Finance, GDP, Inflation, M2, M3, monetary policy, Money Supply
  7. YODA AND MILTON FRIEDMANTWO TIMELESS CRUSADERS AGAINST THE DARK SIDE" rel="bookmark">YODA AND MILTON FRIEDMANTWO TIMELESS CRUSADERS AGAINST THE DARK SIDE

    25 years ago Mil­ton Fried­man was an eco­nomic Yoda teach­ing that money sup­ply was an ever present “Force” con­trol­ling the econ­omy. With a new finan­cial Death Star threat­en­ing, Fried­man is remem­bered by the Fed­eral Reserve’ Jedi Knights of money sup­ply. Before his death, Mas­ter Fried­man was the “mon­e­tarists” leader. He taught that money sup­ply deter­mines […] [read full story]

    Posted in: BANKS, Bernanke, Credit Crisis, Deflation, Federal Reserve, Finance, GDP, Inflation, Milton Friedman, monetary policy, Money Supply
  8. MONEY SUPPLY AND ECONOMIC DATA WEEKLY WATCH (Part 2 – GDP and US competitiveness)" rel="bookmark">MONEY SUPPLY AND ECONOMIC DATA WEEKLY WATCH (Part 2 – GDP and US competitiveness)

    Gross Domes­tic Prod­uct Two num­bers from this week’s GDP release for Q2 2008 caught my eye, (i) exports were up 9.2% and (ii) imports were down 6.6%. For sev­eral months I have been dis­cussing improv­ing US global com­pet­i­tive­ness and the sec­ond quar­ter GDP release sup­ports my analy­sis. US exports are surg­ing and US firms are com­pet­ing […] [read full story]

    Posted in: China, Competitiveness, Exports, Finance, GDP, Imports, Inflation, Manufacturing, New York Times, Trade, US Steel