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Category Archive: Savings Rate

  1. II" rel="bookmark">Don’t Worry About The Debt Tsunami Part II

    Last week I wrote that the for­ward cal­en­dar of to-be-issued gov­ern­ment and mort­gage related debt isn’t going to swamp the econ­omy. Since I wrote my arti­cle Paul Krug­man wrote an arti­cle cit­ing research done by Brad Setser that sup­ports my the­sis. Setser’s analy­sis pre­dates my arti­cle and is really high qual­ity work. I am cer­tain that […] [read full story]

    Posted in: Brad Setser, economy, Finance, Fiscal Policy, Paul Krugman, Public Policy, Savings Rate
  2. Money Supply and Economic Data Weekly Watch – Not All Savings Is Good Savings

    Sav­ings increased but for the wrongs rea­sons The per­sonal sav­ings rate in Octo­ber was esti­mated to be 2.4% which was an increase of 1.4% from September’s sav­ings rate.  Nor­mally, dur­ing peri­ods of ris­ing unem­ploy­ment and increas­ing eco­nomic hard­ship the per­sonal sav­ings rate declines because some house­holds spend more than they earn. When con­sumers are con­fi­dent about […] [read full story]

    Posted in: Black Friday, Federal Funds Rate, Federal Reserve, Finance, Liquidity Trap, M2, Money Supply, PCE Price Index, Retail Sales, Savings Rate