Macroeconomic Predictions

The Fed’s Economic Projections: Lower GDP Growth, Lower Unemployment, Higher PCE Inflation

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Along with its latest press release (more info on the $10 billion reduction in tapering), the Federal Reserve System released today its “Economic Projections......(read more)

CEOs Expect GDP to Grow by 2.3% in 2014

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The Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) in the United States expect that 2014 gross domestic product (GDP) will increase by 2.3%, according to the Business......(read more)

FOMC Further Reduces Tapering by $10 Billion; Federal Funds Rate Unchanged

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In its latest press release, the Federal Reserve System has revealed the latest monetary policy decisions taken by the Federal Open Market Committee.......(read more)

Christopher Grisanti on The Oil Spike: More of an Opportunity than a Problem

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On June 17, Christopher Grisanti, co-founder at Grisanti Capital Management, was interviewed on Bloomberg Television’s “Bloomberg Surveillance.”......(read more)

The US Has to Find New Ways to Grow the Economy: Stephen Roach

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With the U.S. GDP declining by an annual 1% in the first quarter of 2014, and the IMF recently cutting its growth forecast for the country’s GDP......(read more)

Christine Lagarde: The Cut in U.S. GDP Growth Forecast is Not a Sign for a Downward Spiral

Christine Lagarde
Following the today’s press conference of the head of the International Monetary Fund, Christine Lagarde, she was invited to Bloomberg Television......(read more)

IMF Cuts U.S. Growth Forecast to 2% from 2.8%

International Monetary Fund
On Monday, on a CNBC‘s program, Steve Liesman talked about the International Monetary Fund (IMF) cutting the outlook on the United States economic......(read more)

A Market Correction Is Long Overdue And The Current Spike In Oil Prices Is Insignificant

The markets have had few news to react to and has been trending higher for a long period. Is a pullback or a correction overdue? Hank Smith, Chief Investment......(read more)

Bond Market Growing Amid Slow Economic Growth: James Reynolds

James Reynolds, the chairman and Chief Executive Officer at Loop Capital, in his recent intervention on Bloomberg has discussed the bonds market and......(read more)

May Producer Price Index Drops 0.2%; Up 2% Year-Over-Year

The Producer Price Index (PPI) has dropped 0.2% for the month of May, according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The index dropped by 0.1%......(read more)

Oil Prices At Risk if Iraqi Tensions Move South

The price for oil has pushed higher mainly on the back of the Iraqi crisis. On Friday the WTI oil price reached $107.68, which represents a new 52-week......(read more)

Martin Feldstein: The Inflation Might Pick Up

Martin Feldstein, the former president of the National Bureau of Economic Research, have been interviewed by CNBC about the Fed policies, inflation and......(read more)

Rick Santelli and Rep. Scott Garrett on Federal Loans

Early Thursday, CNBC’s Rick Santelli and Representative Scott Garrett (Republican-New Jersey), discussed fair-value accounting in Government loan......(read more)

Initial Claims Number Down to 312,000 from 313,000; Unemployment Rate Unchanged at 2.0%

The U.S. Department of Labor has posted today the unemployment insurance weekly claims data. According to a statement, for the last week, ending June......(read more)

J.P. Morgan Funds’ VP Insight on Markets: Europe, BRIC and South Africa

In a recent interview on CNBC, Andres Garcia-Amaya, JPMorgan Funds’ Vice President and Global Market Strategist, explained why he likes Europe better......(read more)

Jeff Rosenberg: There Is A Lot Of Complacency In The Market; The ECB Is Continuing The Financial Repression

Markets are not ready for a change in the message from the Federal Reserves, Jeff Rosenberg, BlackRock’s Chief Investment Strategist for Fixed Income......(read more)

Euro Falls as Euronext’s IPO Closes Up (and Other Related News)

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IntercontinentalExchange Group, Inc. recently declared that the IPO of Euronext, its stock exchange operator, could be valued at up to 1.75 billion Euro......(read more)

Japan GDP Revised Growth Above the Market Expectations

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Japan’s economy has done much better than it was anticipated. For the first quarter of the year, the Gross Domestic Product of the country gained......(read more)

Non-Farm Payrolls Up by 217,000, Uneployment Rate Unchanged at 6.3%

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today the unemployment data for the last month. According to the report, the nonfarm payroll employment......(read more)

Initial Jobless Claims Data Goes Up to 312,000 from 304,000

Today, on June 5, the U.S. Department of Labor has released its weekly unemployment insurance claims data. In this way, for the last week, the figure......(read more)

Leon Cooperman Talks Emerging Markets, 2014 Market Prediction

Leon Cooperman is one of the legendary hedge-fund voices that investors listen to for guidance about the markets and stocks. As the head of Omega Advisors......(read more)

Nobel Winner: Market is Looking a Lot Like the 1930s

For those in the markets, the name Robert Shiller may not ring much of a bell. But for those who are into the macroeconomic picture and oook to some of......(read more)

When Will The Fed Taper?

Ben Bernanke
Now a buzzword, “taper” has come to symbolize the potential slowing of bond purchases that the Federal Reserve will presumably begin in the near future......(read more)

U.S. Economic Radar – August 23, 2013

Ben Bernanke
Recap of the past week’s U.S. economic releases: 1). New home sales sunk 13.4% in July to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of only 394k. That rate......(read more)

The Great Recession Is Over (On Average)

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The Great Recession began in December 2007. That’s when the official scorekeepers at the National Bureau of Economic Research said it began, anyway......(read more)
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