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Mar 30, 2023

Inventories are dropping for manufacturing and trade companies while rising for retail businesses.  A mixed bag of information that may indicate that businesses are still growing while consumers are pinching pockets on their spending.  Read in this Weekly Brief our analysis of these reports and the status of the US...

Mar 22, 2023

Consumer sentiment drops, but will it affect spending? Find out why tracking spending habits is a better predictor of the economy than consumer sentiment. Plus, a look at how stimulus dollars and wage increases have impacted household income in 2020 and 2021.

Mar 15, 2023

The collapse of Silicon Valley Bank and Signature Bank may not be a systemic issue prevalent in the banking sector. However, there are challenges in the credit and lending industry due to the rapid rise of interest rates in 2022 and into 2023. Read in this article an in-depth analysis of the missteps of Silicon Valley...

Mar 8, 2023

Yesterday’s Factory Orders indicated that consumer spending remains in positive up trend and a good start of the year. The US economy remains in a positive trend and more favorable in contrast to Germany’s Factory Report also released yesterday.

Mar 1, 2023

The doomsayers predicting a recession in late 2022 or in 2023 so far are thankfully incorrect.  The US GDP gained momentum in the second half of 2022 and recovered all the declines of the first half to end the year with positive overall gain.  Read in this Weekly Brief more evidence we referenced why recession fears may...