Ironman Blog | Talkmarkets | Page 1
Blogger at Political Calculations
Contributor's Links: Political Calculations

Ironman is the alias of the blogger at Political Calculations, a site that develops, applies and presents both established and cutting edge theory to the topics of investing, business and economics. We should acknowledge that Ironman is either formerly or currently, and quite possibly, ... more


Latest Posts
1 to 16 of 934 Posts
1 2 3 ... 59
Summer 2022 Snapshot Of The Future For S&P 500 Dividends
The outlook for future dividends per share of the S&P 500 improved since our previous mid-season snapshot at the midpoint of 2022-Q2.
Summer 2022 Snapshot Of Expected Future S&P 500 Earnings
Every three months, we take a snapshot of the expectations for future earnings in the S&P 500 at approximately the midpoint of the current quarter, shortly after most U.S. firms have announced their previous quarter's earnings.
Global Economy Continues Cooling In July 2022
A falling rate of carbon dioxide accumulation in the atmosphere corresponds to falling levels of economic output. The falling rate of CO₂ accumulation points to the negative trend in the U.S. economy more than offsetting China's economic rebound.
How Big Mortgage Rate Changes Affect New Home Sales?
The question has become very relevant to the U.S. economy with the Federal Reserve scrambling to contain President Biden's inflation by hiking short-term interest rates.
Teen Employment Trend Contradicts Unexpectedly Strong July 2022 Jobs Numbers
For a job market that was reported to be much, much stronger than expected, you wouldn't know it from teen employment data.
U.S-China Trade Shows Nominal Improvement In June 2022
The post-pandemic trade recovery between the U.S. and China has finally caught up to that projection in terms of current, or nominal, U.S. dollars.
The S&P 500 Casually Heads Higher
The first week of August 2022 lacked any real fireworks for the S&P 500. The index rose 14.90 points (+0.4%) from the previous week to close the week at 4,145.19.
Highest U.S. Mortgage Rates Since 2008 Sends Demand, New Home Prices Plunging
The relative affordability of new homes in the U.S. unexpectedly improved in June 2022. Unfortunately, the reason why it improved is the highest mortgage rates since November 2008 caused demand to plunge resulting in lower new home prices.
Median Household Income In June 2022
Political Calculations' initial estimate of median household income in June 2022 is $77,881, an increase of $616 (or 0.82%) from the initial estimate of $77,265 in May 2022.
The Escalating Price Of Wheat
The price of bread in the U.S. is rising to all-time highs. One of the top contributing factors to its increase is the 2022's rising price of wheat.
Market Cap Of U.S. New Homes Drops In June 2022
After coming in higher than expected in May 2022, new home sales dropped in June 2022. Combined with lower sale prices, the change sent the market capitalization of the new home market in the U.S. falling in a gloomy portent for the U.S. economy.
Investors Factor In The Fed's Expected Actions In Setting The S&P 500's Level
The S&P 500 closed at 3,961.63 on Friday, 22 July 2022, rising over 2.5% from the previous week. It could have risen higher.
The Teen Canaries In The Coal Mine
When the U.S. economy falls into recession, there's one demographic group that can expect to feel a lot of pain: working teenagers.
Since we're talking about the highest inflation in the last 40 years, we wondered how the price of bread has changed since January 1980.
The S&P 500 Reacts To U.S. Inflation Surprise
Despite the shock, which was followed by related bad news for big banks pointing to developing weakness in the U.S. economy, the value of the S&P 500 reacted by mostly shrugging off the news, ending the week down less than one percent.
Average Earned Personal Income In The 21st Century And In The Biden Era
Trends in how Americans' incomes are changing can tell us quite a bit about the relative health of the U.S. economy.
1 to 16 of 934 Posts
1 2 3 ... 59