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Steven Hansen, Publisher and Co-founder of Econintersect, is an international business and industrial consultant specializing in turning around troubled business units; consults to governments to optimize process flows; and provides economic indicator analysis based on unadjusted data and ... more

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Headline Durable Goods New Orders Marginally Slowed In July 2021
The headlines say the durable goods new orders declined.
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July 2021 CFNAI Super Index Moving Average Index Improves
The economy's rate of growth accelerated based on the Chicago Fed National Activity Index (CFNAI) 3 month moving average - and the economy is above the historical trend rate of growth.
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August 2021 ECRI's WLI Growth Rate Decline Continues
ECRI's WLI Growth Index which forecasts economic growth six months forward again declined but remains in expansion.
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August 2021 Philly Fed Manufacturing Survey Index Declined Again
The Philly Fed Business Outlook Survey again declined.
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July 2021 Residential Building Growth Rate Continues To Slow
Headline residential building permits and construction completions rate of growth slowed. The rolling averages also slowed for both permits and construction completions.
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EC July 2021 Import Sea Container Growth Continues At A Record Pace
The import container counts for the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach rate of growth continues in record territory. Exports are still having the worst year since 2006.
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July 2021 Import Sea Container Growth Continues At A Record Pace
3 months ago

i do not include empties. dollar values are not included in the port's data sets. the destinations are not included in the port's data sets.

January 2019 Beige Book: Reading Between The Lines - Rate Of Economic Expansion About The Same
2 years ago

it depends how long the shutdown lasts - we are now in uncharted territory. Up to now, the effect is minimal

October 2018 Conference Board Consumer Confidence Modestly Improves
3 years ago

spending growth is relatively strong: econintersect.com/.../release.php

Note that in the advance 3Q2018 GDP - personal consumption expenditures was higher than 2Q.

it is income growth that is weakening.

February 2018 Headline JOLTS Job Openings Unchanged
3 years ago

Yah, indicators are moving in several directions - this may turn out to be a soft year after all.

August 2017 Headline Business Sales Improved
4 years ago

correct and the rolling averages slowed

Joe Sixpack's Situation In 2Q2017: The Average Joe Is Better Off
4 years ago

Absolutely - the lower end is just surviving from hand-to-mouth and this group is growing

April 2017 ADP Job Growth Is 177,000 - Near Expectations
4 years ago

your comment in this context is spot on.

April 2017 ADP Job Growth Is 177,000 - Near Expectations
4 years ago

this is a complex issue - i have a post which will be published on Saturday that details my position. most economists believe we are near full employment due to a demographic shift of the population [i do not but the demographic shift needs to be considered when using participation rates].

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Managing Partner
Econintersect LLC
March 2010 - Present (11 years 11 months)
Economic analysis for business.
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Nesnah Associates Enterprises Limited
January 1995 - June 2010 (15 years 8 months)
Construction Contracting consultant, financial holdings, and yacht charters.

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California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo
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1967 / 1971
Industrial Technology
San Luis Obispo High School
1964 / 1967

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