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How long will consumers dip into savings to keep spending?

How long will consumers dip into savings to keep spending?

Yesterday I wrote >http://jubakpicks.com/what-me-worry/ that the combination of slower GDP growth (1.2%) in the second quarter plus declining consumer sentiment worried me. Continued strong consumer spending–household consumption grew at a 4.2% rate–in...
What me worry?

What me worry?

Am I the only one who finds Friday’s GDP report of 1.2% annualized growth worrying? Especially when combined with a drop in consumer sentiment? What’s bothering me? The deeply disappointing second quarter GDP number was only as good as it was because...

The Fed speaks–a day for optimism on the U.S. economy?

Could that be optimism about the U.S. economy I see in the snow? (Yes, it’s snowing again here in New York City. It snowed yesterday too.) Sure looks like it with Standard & Poor’s 500 stock index opening up this morning. The market is betting on positive verbiage...