Articles By: Doug Short

New Jobless Claims Fall to Pre-Recession Levels

New Jobless Claims Fall to Pre-Recession Levels

The Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims Report was released this morning for last week

Two Measures of Inflation:  CPI and the PCE Price Index and Fed Policy

Two Measures of Inflation: CPI and the PCE Price Index and Fed Policy

The BLS’s Consumer Price Index for March shows core inflation below the Federal Reserve’s 2% long-term target range at 1.66%

Real Retail Sales Per Capita: A Perspective on the Economy

Real Retail Sales Per Capita: A Perspective on the Economy

In real, population-adjusted terms, Retail Sales are now at the level we first reached ten years ago in March

World Markets Weekend Update: A Bizarre Spread

World Markets Weekend Update: A Bizarre Spread

This past week saw the biggest spread so far this year in the weekly performance of the top and bottom indexes on my watch list.

Michigan Consumer Sentiment

Michigan Consumer Sentiment

The University of Michigan Consumer Sentiment preliminary number for April came in at 82.6, a jump from the 80.0 March final.

New Jobless Claims Plunge to 300K, Much Better Than Forecast

New Jobless Claims Plunge to 300K, Much Better Than Forecast

The Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims Report was released this morning for last week

S&P 500 Snapshot: A Dovish Fed Feeds the Rally

S&P 500 Snapshot: A Dovish Fed Feeds the Rally

The interim rally that began yesterday picked up steam today

Small Business Sentiment Improved in March

Small Business Sentiment Improved in March

The latest issue of the NFIB Small Business Economic Trends is out today.

Real Earnings of Private Employees Improved in March

Real Earnings of Private Employees Improved in March

Here is a look at two key numbers in Friday’s monthly employment report for March:

World Markets Weekend Update: Another Strong Week

World Markets Weekend Update: Another Strong Week

This was the first week in 2014 that all eight of the world markets on my watchlist posted gains.

192K New Jobs in March, Employment Rate Unchanged at 6.7%

192K New Jobs in March, Employment Rate Unchanged at 6.7%

Today’s report of 192K new nonfarm jobs was lower than the Investing.com forecast of 200K.

ISM Non-Manufacturing: March Shows Improvement

ISM Non-Manufacturing: March Shows Improvement

Today the Institute for Supply Management published its latest Non-Manufacturing Report.

A Perspective on Long-Term Market Performance

A Perspective on Long-Term Market Performance

About the only certainty in the stock market is that, over the long haul, over performance turns into under performance and vice versa.

Secular Bull and Bear Markets

Secular Bull and Bear Markets

Was the March 2009 low the end of a secular bear market and the beginning of a secular bull

Moving Averages: Month-End Preview

Moving Averages: Month-End Preview

Here is a preview of the monthly moving averages I track after the close of the last business day of the month.

World Markets Weekend Update: A Strong Week

World Markets Weekend Update: A Strong Week

At Friday’s close six of the eight indexes on my world watch list posted gains — and some of those were quite impressive.

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