Steven Hansen Blog | Talkmarkets | Page 1
Managing Partner at Econintersect LLC
Contributor's Links: Global Economic Intersection

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

All Contributions

Latest Posts
1 to 16 of 2312 Posts
1 2 3 ... 145
November 2019 BLS Jobs Situation - Major Improvement This Month
The headline seasonally adjusted BLS job growth was well above expectations and included the impact of the end of the strike at General Motors.
October 2019 Headline Manufacturing New Orders Improve
US Census says manufacturing new orders improved month-over-month. Our analysis shows the rolling averages declined, and the rolling average growth is in contraction year-over-year.
October 2019 Headline Trade Declined
Trade data headlines show the trade balance improved because the decline in exports was smaller than the decline in imports.
November 2019 Initial Unemployment Claims Moving Average Improves
Market expectations for weekly initial unemployment claims were 215 K to 226 K (consensus 218,000), and the Department of Labor reported 203,000 new claims.
Rail Week Ending Saturday, November 30 - November Down 7.4% Year-Over-Year
Week 48 of 2019 shows same week total rail traffic (from same week one year ago) contracted according to the Association of American Railroads traffic data.
October 2019 ADP Job Growth Is 67,000
ADP reported non-farm private jobs growth at 67,000 which was well below expectations.
October 2019 Leading Index Review: Continues To Forecast Soft Growth
Most of the leading indicators are based on factors that are known to have significant backward revisions - and one cannot take any of their trends to the bank.
October 2019 CoreLogic Home Price Growth Remains 3.5% Year Over Year
CoreLogic's Home Price Index (HPI) shows home prices rose both year-over-year and month-over-month. Home prices increased nationally by 3.5% from September 2018. On a month-over-month basis, prices increased by 0.5% in October 2019.
October 2019 Construction Spending Year-Over-Year Growth Continues To Trend Upward
The headlines say construction slowed month-over-month. Our analysis shows the rolling averages improved.
November 2019 Chicago Purchasing Managers Barometer Improves But Remains In Contraction
The Chicago Business Barometer rose 3.1 points to 46.3 and remains in contraction.
Rail Week Ending Saturday, November 23: Was Great But...
Week 47 of 2019 shows same week total rail traffic (from same week one year ago) improved according to the Association of American Railroads (AAR) traffic data.
November 2019 Beige Book: Economy's Growth Rate Unchanged
This month the Beige Book narrative specifically stated that the growth was similar to the last report.
23 November 2019 Initial Unemployment Claims Moving Average Improves
Market expectations for weekly initial unemployment claims were 217 K to 221 K (consensus 219,000), and the Department of Labor reported 213,000 new claims.
S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller 20 City Home Price Index September 2019 Year-Over-Year Growth Now 2.1%
The non-seasonally adjusted S And P CoreLogic Case-Shiller home price index year-over-year rate of home price growth improved from 2.0 % to 2.1 %.
November 2019 Texas Manufacturing Survey Now In Contraction
Of the four Federal Reserve districts which have released their November manufacturing surveys - two are in expansion and two are in contraction.
Final November 2019 Michigan Consumer Sentiment Improves
The final University of Michigan Consumer Sentiment for November came in at 96.8 - up from the preliminary of 95.7, up from October's 95.5, and up from September's 93.2.
1 to 16 of 2312 Posts
1 2 3 ... 145