Written by John Lounsbury
Econintersect: This is a presentation by Prof. Bill Mitchell at the September 2012 Jobs for Europe conference in Brussels organised by the European Commission.
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Econintersect: Google Analytics has given GEI page read counts for each of the 149 most read articles on Global Economic Intersection for the week 16 October through 22 October, inclusive. The top ten are listed after the Read more >>jump.
Infographic Of The Day: Commodity Update, Is The Summer Slump Over
Last update, we triumphantly proclaimed that commodities were back.
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Written by Sig Silber
This report is in our usual weekly format and focuses on the next 30 days which should be again close to "Normal" but with a wetter than usual Northwest and a slower than usual west to east movement of weather systems. We should expect either a La Nina Winter or a Near La Nina Winter which means where it will be wet or dry and warm or cool is becoming fairly clear for CONUS and also for other parts of the World. Full details are provided below. But first, we start the report with the key finding of the San Francisco Fed study of the Impact of Weather on Jobs.
by Ellen Brown, Web of Debt
School districts are notoriously short of funding - so short that some California districts have succumbed to Capital Appreciation Bonds that will cost taxpayers as much is 10 to 15 times principal by the time they are paid off. By comparison, California's Prop. 51, the school bond proposal currently on the ballot, looks like a good deal.
Written by Jim Welsh
Macro Tides Technical Review 24 October 2016
Last week I thought a bounce in the S&P was possible as the market was slightly oversold, continued to hold above the September low of 2119, and the call/put ratio had dropped below 1.0. From the close last Monday at 2126, the S&P rallied to almost 2155 this morning. As discussed for a number of weeks, the more likely path in coming weeks is for the S&P to close below 2119 and be followed by a quick drop to 2050 - 2070. That said there is another pattern that must be monitored.
25Oct2016 Market Close: US Stock Market Indexes Closed Down Fractionally, Investors Remain Concerned
25Oct2016 Market Update: Consumer Confidence Falls Below 100, WTI Crude Falls To 49, US Dollar Falls
Written by Doug Short / Jill Mislinski and Steven Hansen
The Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index which had increased in September, declined in October. The Index now stands at 98.6 (1985=100), down from 103.5 in September. The market expected (from Bloomberg) this index to come in between 98.6 to 106.5 (consensus 101.0).