Here is the collection of articles related to the US Economy
Economy, United States. 15 May, 2012, 21:05 US consumer price index was flat in April (with some other charts)
CPI was flat for April, while core inflation was up 0.2% on the month. Also include charts of capacity utilisaion.
Economy, United States. 10 May, 2012, 1:18 US government has made negative contribution to GDP growth for 6 quarters
The US government’s expenditure has actually made negative contribution to GDP growth for 6 consecutive quarters.
Economy, United States. 7 May, 2012, 14:10 Déjà vu: Citigroup Economic surprise index looks like a repeat of last year
The Citigroup Economic Surprise Index for the US is looking disturbing similar to how it looked last year around the same time.
Economy, United States. 26 April, 2012, 0:36 FOMC maintains monetary policy unchanged in April’s meeting
The Federal Reserve maintains monetary policy unchanged, while noting that strains in financial market pose significant downside risk.
Economy, United States. 7 November, 2011, 22:00 ECRI’s Lakshman Achuthan Is Still Forecasting A Recession
ECRI’s Lakshman Achuthan is not changing his recession call despite economic data coming in better than expected.
Economy, United States. 19 October, 2011, 13:46 Selling US Treasuries ≠ Losing Confidence In the United States
Asian central banks reduced their holdings of US Treasuries. But that might just be an act to defend their own currencies.
Economy, United States. 19 October, 2011, 4:22 Nominal GDP (NGDP) Targeting
The Nominal GDP (NGDP) targeting idea is gaining traction. While it is something worth considering, I have a problem or two with it at the moment.
Economy, United States. 17 October, 2011, 20:17 The “Occupy Wall Street” Inspired Resurrection Of A Paper On Inequality And Financial Crisis
Income inequality contributed to the financial crisis, and the financial crisis made the bottom group of households even worse off.
Economy, United States. 30 September, 2011, 23:23 Finally, ECRI Calls Recession In The US
The Economic Cycle Research Institute (ECRI) now sees the US economy tipping into a new recession.
Economy, United States. 22 September, 2011, 23:33 Vicious Circle: Expectation Of Failure And Real Failure
A vicious circle can develop in which the expectation that the monetary policy could fail leads investors to delay investment thereby promoting failure.
Economy, United States. 22 September, 2011, 2:54 Operation Twist? That’s Operation Illusion
There was high expectation that the Fed would do something, so the Fed was compelled to do something, even though they kind of understand that it won’t help.
Economy, United States. 22 September, 2011, 2:34 United States: Federal Reserve Decides To Do Operation Twist
The Federal Reserve decided to sell US$400 billion of Treasurys in the short-end and buy the equal amount of debts in the long-end. Operation twist is official.
Economy, United States. 31 August, 2011, 2:31 FOMC Minutes For August 2011: What To Do Next?
A number of options were being discussed, ranging from outright quantitative easing to doing nothing. Focus will be on next meeting.
Economy, United States. 30 August, 2011, 1:23 ECRI: Not Quite A Recession Yet, But No Rebound Either
Lakshman Achuthan of ECRI thinks that the economic weaknesses in the US will persist, but has not gone to a point where he can definitely call a recession.
Economy, United States. 23 August, 2011, 12:54 (Mis)-Managing Expectation: Jackson Hole Edition
Ben Bernanke will be speaking on Friday. While the market is hoping/praying/begging for more quantitative easing, the market might be disappointed.
Economy, United States. 10 August, 2011, 2:53 United States: Federal Reserve To Maintain ZIRP Through Mid-2013
The Federal Reserve commits to maintain exceptionally low interest rates at least through mid-2013.
Economy, United States. 2 August, 2011, 1:22 Austerity In A Weak Economy Is Not Nice
With economic data getting weaker and weaker, the deficit reductions accompanied by the increase of debt limit is not really welcome.
Economy, United States. 1 August, 2011, 11:16 After Sweeping Away The Debt Ceiling Rubbish
The deal have been reached, pending vote by the House. While disaster is avoided, a slow-motion train wreck will continue. Meanwhile, refocus to Europe.
Economy, United States. 1 August, 2011, 1:59 Debt Ceiling And Right-Wing Nutters Or Traiters
The world is watching the self-directed crisis of the debt ceiling with tears, laughter and horror. This is nonsense, and spending cuts now is bad economics.