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Analysis Topic: Economic Trends Analysis

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Economics

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Using the Same Economic Recipe means getting the Same Tragic Results / Economics / Global Debt Crisis

By: Paul_Mladjenovic

As we all watch from a distance, Greece is crumbling under the weight of its own spending and statist profligacy. It is important to highlight why Greece is where it is and what it means for the United States:

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Economics

Monday, May 10, 2010

Is the US Economy Recovering or Isn't It? / Economics / Economic Recovery

By: Gerard_Jackson

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleThe Democrats' media pals are breathless with reports of a growing recovery. Only political bigots could possibly dispute the trend. As readers know, I tend to take a very strong historical perspective. Unlike physics or chemistry economics cannot perform laboratory-like experiments. However, the discipline does have a tremendous amount of historical evidence on which to draw. We should consider these events as economic case studies.

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Economics

Monday, May 10, 2010

April U.S. Jobs Report, Should We Be Upbeat on Unemployment? / Economics / US Economy

By: Douglas_French

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleThe April jobs report was described as "upbeat," with the reported 290,000 positive job gain the best in four years. "It clearly shows that this economic recovery can no longer be seen as a jobless one," said Bart van Ark, chief economist of research firm The Conference Board. "Companies apparently are finding they can't squeeze out any more output without adding workers."

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Economics

Saturday, May 08, 2010

Economic Green Shoots Taking Root in Labor Market for Sustained Recovery / Economics / Economic Recovery

By: Paul_L_Kasriel

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleCivilian Unemployment Rate: 9.9% in April vs. 9.7% in each of the first three months of the first quarter. The unemployment rate was 5.0% in December 2007 when the recession commenced. Cycle high for recession is 10.1% in October 2009 and the cycle low for the expansion that ended in December 2007 is 4.4% in March 2007. Payroll Employment: +290,000 in April vs. +230,000 in March, net gain of 121,000 jobs after revisions of payroll estimates for February and March. Private sector hourly earnings: $22.47 in April vs. $22.46 in March, 1.6% yoy increase, slightly lower than 1.7% gain of March.

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Economics

Friday, May 07, 2010

Will China's Bubble Implode and Bring the U.S. Down with It? / Economics / China Economy

By: The_Gold_Report

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleIt's the world's biggest and fastest-growing economic powerhouse, the subject of countless daily discussions and conjectures in the news media and an endless source of controversy, fear and confusion among investors, businessmen, politicians, bankers and bureaucrats. For those who follow the global economic outlook, it's probably the single-most important focus in trying to solve the global financial crisis. And answers to the questions surrounding this country's near-term future will undoubtedly have a momentous impact on your own financial future. It's also the subject of our commentary today: The China outlook.

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Economics

Friday, May 07, 2010

Atlantic Ocean No Barrier to Greece Debt Contagion / Economics / Global Debt Crisis

By: Pete_Grant

As the price tag for the EU/IMF bailout for Greece has steadily grown over the past several months and contagion within the euro-zone has commenced, US investors are beginning to realize that the widening European sovereign debt crisis may indeed have some significant implication on our side of the pond.

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Economics

Friday, May 07, 2010

Greek Debt Crisis Turns Deadly; Will Governments Act Before Economic Disaster Hits? / Economics / Global Debt Crisis

By: Mike_Larson

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleThis week, the financial crisis in Greece turned deadly serious. No longer are investors just losing boatloads of money. People are starting to lose their lives!

The latest bout of chaos struck on Wednesday during a general strike. Everyone from air traffic controllers to teachers left their posts. Tens of thousands of protestors hit the streets, hurling rocks and Molotov cocktails. Three people reportedly died in a fire that struck an Athens bank branch.

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Economics

Friday, May 07, 2010

European Union Economic Crash, France and Germany In Trouble? / Economics / Global Debt Crisis

By: Washingtons_Blog

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleYou know that Greece, Portugal and Spain are in trouble.

You probably know that the UK is threatened by the sovereign debt contagion.

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Economics

Friday, May 07, 2010

Economic Slash and Burn, Greece’s Deadly Austerity Measures / Economics / Economic Austerity

By: Global_Research

Binoy Kampmark writes: The Greek government, and its citizens, are feeling the economic pinch. A brutal reaction to protestors who fear the winding back of the country’s social system has stunned visitors and the public alike. A general strike has been in progress that has crippled schools, hospitals, airline flights and ferries. Protestors have swarmed around the central square in front of Parliament.

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Economics

Thursday, May 06, 2010

U.S. Anemic GDP Growth Rate Not Good Enough / Economics / US Economy

By: Hans_Wagner

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleIn normal times, a 3.2 percent GDP growth rate for the United States is good. In the 1980’s the U.S. suffered another severe recession. During that recovery, GDP grew at a 7 to a 9 percent rate for more than one year. A 3.2 percent GDP annual growth rate barely creates enough jobs to keep up with the expanding population. It does nothing for all those who lost their jobs and are looking for work. The U.S. unemployment rate is 9.7 percent and the underemployment rate, a more accurate measure of the true unemployment situation is running at the 16.5% level.

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Economics

Thursday, May 06, 2010

Many Looming Crises Right Now, Who is Not in Fiscal Disaster? / Economics / Global Debt Crisis

By: Christopher_Laird

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleFollowing the great banking crisis of 2007/8 the world now is realizing that the old ways are gone forever. At least the world is getting closer to that realization. What follows is described by the appropriately chosen Chinese Proverb ‘May you live in interesting times.’ to their enemies.

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Economics

Thursday, May 06, 2010

The Four Stages of Economic Collapse / Economics / Global Debt Crisis

By: Graham_Summers

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleAre you still bullish?

As I write, the notion of a unified Europe is literally going up in smoke. Greece has yet to confirm a bailout (four months into this ridiculous comedy), Spain and Portugal have both been slapped with credit downgrades. These problems are hardly unique as the below chart reveals:

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Economics

Thursday, May 06, 2010

Greece Debt Default Would be Catastrophic For German Banks / Economics / Global Debt Crisis

By: Global_Research

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleEdward Harrison writes: Apparently, Germany is now planning to make loans for Greece not just for 2010, but for 2011 and 2012 as well. This is a sea change in German thinking and is having a positive effect on all markets, with spreads on Greek debt and Greek sovereign CDS both coming in. I believe this indicates Angela Merkel understands the gravity of the situation and the impact a Greek default would have on Germany.

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Economics

Thursday, May 06, 2010

IMF and Buffett Impressed by India and China / Economics / Asian Economies

By: Tony_Sagami

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleThe International Monetary Fund is an international organization that oversees the global financial situation of its 186 member countries. The IMF was formed with the goal of stabilizing international exchange rates and to provide financial assistance to countries that experience serious financial and economic difficulties with loans and other forms of financial aid.

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Economics

Thursday, May 06, 2010

Greece Spiraling Debt Contagion Fears Won't Derail Spain / Economics / Global Debt Crisis

By: Money_Morning

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleMartin Hutchinson writes: It had a huge housing boom, and is now dealing with the fallout. It has a left-of-center government and a big budget deficit, but relatively low debt in relation to its gross domestic product (GDP). And it has a worrisome current account deficit.

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Economics

Wednesday, May 05, 2010

Gold Heats Up As Athens Burns / Economics / Global Debt Crisis

By: John_Browne

In the decades that preceded Greece's adoption of the euro in 2001 the country papered over its chronic inefficiency and lack of competitiveness with its northern neighbors through regular devaluations of its currency, the drachma. But as a prerequisite to join the Euro Zone, the dominant powers of the Continent, most notably Germany, required financial housecleaning and promises of fiscal discipline. When these goals were apparently met, the Greeks came aboard.

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Economics

Wednesday, May 05, 2010

Greece Economic Depression Resulting in INFLATION NOT DEFLATION Surge / Economics / Inflation

By: Nadeem_Walayat

Diamond Rated - Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleGreece, Europe's Achilles Heel continues to implode under its budget deficit and total debt burden sending a series of strengthening shock waves across Europe's credit and financial markets. Whilst many western economies bounce back from the Great Recession of 2008-2009, Greece's economic depression continues as the economy is set to contract by further 4% during 2010 which is much worse than the 2.5% contraction of 2009 and looks set continue contracting for several more years. Greek Unemployment is soaring to 12% this year up from 9.5% in 2009 and is set to continue higher to 13.5% in 2011.

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Economics

Tuesday, May 04, 2010

It Is Not the Aggregate Demand, Stupid! / Economics / Economic Theory

By: MISES

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleJeremie T.A. Rostan writes: According to Obama's leading economic adviser, the current double-digit unemployment rate is obviously due to a "shortfall in aggregate demand." Indeed, former UC Berkeley professor Christina Romer even told the Wall Street Journal that, until her chief of staff advised her not to, she intended to title a recent speech "It's Aggregate Demand, Stupid."[1]

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Economics

Tuesday, May 04, 2010

Marc Faber Says China Could Crash Within a Year / Economics / China Economy

By: LewRockwell

Investor Marc Faber said China’s economy will slow and possibly “crash” within a year as declines in stock and commodity prices signal the nation’s property bubble is set to burst.

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Economics

Monday, May 03, 2010

The Unfolding Debt Danger: Greece Today…America Tomorrow? / Economics / US Debt

By: Paul_Mladjenovic

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleI have been analyzing economics and financial markets for over a quarter century and my analysis always stopped at “financial”. In other words, I do not follow trough usually past the financial theme. After all, as a certified financial planner (CFP), you usually think in terms of dollars and cents, interest rates and all sorts of financially-oriented concepts. I have always been concerned about the financial and economic impact of many different kinds of policies and events but in recent years I started thinking “outside of my own box.”

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