Archive for October 14th, 2010

U.S. Trade Deficit At $-46.3 Billion In August

(For August 2010) U.S. trade balance for June was reported at $-46.3 billion vs. consensus of $-44.0 billion and July reading of $-42.6 billion. Chart 1. U.S. Trade Balance

U.S. Producer Price Index Rose 0.4% In September

(For September 2010) U.S. producer price index rose 0.4% in September vs. 0.1% consensus. August reading was also at 0.4%. On year level PPI is up 4.0%. Chart 1. U.S. Producer Price Index Food & energy taken out U.S. producer price index rose 0.1% in September. The consensus and prior reading were also at 0.1%. On year level core PPI […]

U.S. Initial Jobless Claims At 462.000; Up 13.000

(For The Week Ending October 9, 2010) Initial jobless claims in the U.S. were reported at 462.000. The consensus was at 445.000, last week revised (up 4.000) reading was at 449.000. It’s not improving after all… Chart 1. U.S. Initial Jobless Claims

The Economist World Debt Clock

This is nice: World Debt Clock.

Ceridian-UCLA Pulse of Commerce Index Falls 0.5% In September

The Ceridian-UCLA Pulse of Commerce Index fell 0.5% in September after falling 1.0% in August. Press release. The decline indicates four consecutive months of limited to no increases in over the road movement of produce, raw materials, goods-in-process and finished goods since the PCI peaked in May 2010. Moreover, the PCI forecasts GDP growth in […]


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