Category: Economics

The Trade Deficit in Goods and Services Came in at $51.4 Billion in March. From Brian S. Wesbury

The Trade Deficit in Goods and Services Came in at $51.4 Billion in March Brian S. Wesbury, Chief Economist Robert Stein, Deputy Chief Economist Date: 5/5/2015 The trade deficit in goods and services came in at $51.4 billion in March, much larger than the consensus expected $41.7 billion. Exports increased by $1.6 billion in March, […]

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Don’t “Audit The FED”, Reign It In. By Brian Wesbury. Good Read

[ 0 ] March 4, 2015 |

Don’t Audit It: Reign It In Some in Congress want to “Audit the Fed.” But an audit, unless the word is used in a very broad sense, would be redundant and basically irrelevant. The Fed is already audited, by Deloitte & Touche LLP and it releases an annual report that includes the auditor’s opinion, each […]

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Personal Income Increased 0.3% in January And It’s Implications By Brian Wesbury.

[ 0 ] March 3, 2015 |

Personal Income Increased 0.3% in January Brian S. Wesbury, Chief Economist Robert Stein, Deputy Chief Economist Date: 3/2/2015 Personal income increased 0.3% in January (+0.5% including revisions to prior months). The consensus expected a gain of 0.4%. Personal consumption declined 0.2% in January (-0.1% including revisions to prior months). The consensus expected a decline of […]

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Economic Comments From Brian S. Wesbury, Top Economist For First Trust

[ 0 ] January 26, 2015 |

GDP, Strong Again Brian S. Wesbury, Chief Economist Robert Stein, Deputy Chief Economist Date: 1/26/2015 With all the focus on Europe in general and Greece in particular, it’s important to keep in mind that the US economy continues to move forward. After real GDP dropped in the first quarter of last year, some analysts were […]

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10,535 Pages Of Obama Care Condensed Into 4 Simple Sentences.

[ 0 ] September 17, 2014 |

Here are the 10,535 pages of Obama Care condensed to 4 sentences… As humorous as this sounds…..every last word of it is absolutely TRUE! 1. In order to insure the uninsured, we first have to uninsure the insured. 2. Next, we require the newly uninsured to be re-insured. 3. To re-insure the newly uninsured, they […]

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Tapering Has Not Hurt The Economy Which Means The QE Stimulus Really Was Not Worthwhile. Brian Wesbury Of First Trust.

[ 1 ] August 26, 2014 |

Tapering Has Not Hurt The Economy. Brian Wesbury of First Trust. Watch Video From Link Below. Conventional wisdom focuses way too much on Federal Reserve policy. Many believed that the world was coming to an end in 2008, only to be saved by the Fed and their QE policy. Those same people feared that the […]

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The Fed’s Massive Power Grab. By Brian S. Wesbury, Top Economist

[ 0 ] July 28, 2014 |

The Fed’s Massive Power Grab July 28, 2014 Take your pick of these two jobs. You get to manage a $4+ trillion bond portfolio and have omnipotent control over banks and other financial institutions. Or, you can manage an $800 billion portfolio, control the level of the federal funds rate and manage some regulatory issues. […]

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Rick Santelli Blows A Gasket On CNBC In Debate With Steve Liesman. Video

[ 0 ] July 14, 2014 |

Is The Fed Behind The Curve? CNBC Debates, Santelli Blows A Gasket July 14, 2014 By Michael Aneiro Has the Federal Reserve been too slow in reacting to an improving economy and withdrawing its stimulus measures? That’s been the subject of some high-minded debate among economists and strategists in recent months. It was also the […]

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Byron Wien Of Blackstone Announces His Predictions For Ten Surprises In 2014

[ 0 ] January 7, 2014 |

Byron Wien Announces Predictions for Ten Surprises for 2014 New York, NY, January 6, 2014. Byron R. Wien, Vice Chairman, Blackstone Advisory Partners, today issued his list of Surprises for 2014. This is the 29th year Byron has given his views on a number of economic, financial market and political surprises for the coming year. […]

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Van Eck On Money, The Economy, And Markets. December 30, 2013

[ 0 ] January 1, 2014 |

Van Eck Hotline on Money and the Economy For: Monday, December 30, 2013 (800) 219-1333. VetHotline@aol.com. www.vanecktillman.com After a volatile year for the markets and the economy, things are winding down quietly this week. The bulls defied the odds – taking stocks to new all-time highs, despite some disappointing action in corporate earnings and anemic […]

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Van Eck On Money And The Economy. QE Or Not QE. Bernanke Last Press Conference This Week.

[ 0 ] December 17, 2013 |

Van Eck Hotline on Money and the Economy For: Monday, December 16, 2013 (800) 219-1333. VetHotline@aol.com. www.vanecktillman.com For a while during the past few weeks, Wall Street began to make sense regarding the Federal Reserve and tapering. Most of the economic data of late has come in stronger than expected. Inflation remains low (at least […]

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The Economic Recovery Of 2013. Where Is The Employment Recovery? Great Synopsis And Statistics. A Good Read.

[ 0 ] December 11, 2013 |

“The Economic Recovery Of 2013″ By: Zero Hedge | Monday, December 9, 2013 at 08:54 pm EST On Friday, it was announced that the unemployment rate had fallen to “7 percent”, and the mainstream media responded with a mix of euphoria and jubilation. For example, one USA Today article declared that “with today’s jobs report, […]

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RBC Capital Markets Report On Employment And Tapering. 12.09.2013

[ 0 ] December 9, 2013 |

RBC CAPITAL MARKETS Employment And Tapering We were of the mind that tapering had virtually no chance of launching in December and following the November payroll number that narrative remains unchanged. The best you can say about this report is that it is another step in the direction toward tapering. But it will not usher […]

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Van Eck Hotline on Money and the Economy 12.09.2013

[ 0 ] December 9, 2013 |

Van Eck Hotline on Money and the Economy For: Monday, December 9, 2013 (800) 219-1333. VetHotline@aol.com. www.vanecktillman.com For a while now, I have been calling for the U.S. economy to perform better than expected – and thus put pressure on the Federal Reserve to kick off QE tapering. If you think back to a few […]

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The Fed Chairwoman And QE. From Top Economist Brian Wesbury Of First Trust.

[ 0 ] November 14, 2013 |

Click on the link highlighted below. Listen to a quick five minute commentary on Janet Yellens outlook for the FED. Additionally, the economist debunks Ms Yellens comments that QE has had a positive impact on the economy. The economist makes the point the all the dollars with which the FED has flooded the system have […]

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Van Eck On Money, The Shutdown & The Economy.

[ 0 ] October 14, 2013 |

Van Eck Hotline on Money and the Economy For: Monday, October 14, 2013 (800) 219-1333. VetHotline@aol.com. www.vanecktillman.com The drumbeats of doom and rhetoric continue to come out of Washington and other centers of political and financial power. The Federal government is now in the 14th day of the partial shutdown. The debt ceiling will be […]

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