Category Archives: Retail Sales

U.S. Economic Forecast: The Terrible Twos

Recent data suggest the U.S. economy has rebounded fairly well from its contraction in the first quarter of the year, giving financial-market participants, as well as American businesses and consumers, reason to be somewhat optimistic. Job gains accelerated after a lull in March, and housing activity strengthened after a deep winter chill. Also, at long […]

The U.S. Real Estate Spread Tightens As The S&P/Case-Shiller Index Grows

Economic Update: Great Expectations

Economic Update: Still A Recovery. Still Slow

Economic Update: U.S. Retail Sales

U.S. retail sales rose just 0.2% m/m in November, which was much weaker than the 0.6% expected by consensus though at least comes after October was upwardly revised to a 0.6% gain (previously up 0.5%). Auto sales were up 0.5% over October, and is up 7.5% over last year. Excluding auto sales, retail sales also […]

U.S. economic forecast: it’s not over yet

Just as some good news finally came our way in June, increasing our hopes that the soft patch in the economy may finally be behind us, the government’s payrolls report on July 8 indicated that it isn’t over yet. Automatic Data Processing’s (ADP’s) June private payrolls survey had showed that employers had added a solid […]

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