Charts Indicating Economic Weakness – November 2019

U.S. Economic Indicators Throughout this site there are many discussions of economic indicators.  At this time, the readings of various indicators are especially notable.  This post is the latest in a series of posts indicating U.S. economic weakness or a notably low growth rate. While many U.S. economic indicators – including GDP – are indicating economic growth, others … Read moreCharts Indicating Economic Weakness – November 2019

10-Year Treasury Yields – Two Long-Term Charts As Of November 12, 2019

I have written extensively about the importance of U.S. interest rate levels.  Rising interest rates have substantial ramifications for many aspects of the current-day economy.  My commentaries with regard to interest rates and the bond bubble are largely found under the “bond bubble” tag.   From an intervention perspective commentary is found under the “Intervention” … Read more10-Year Treasury Yields – Two Long-Term Charts As Of November 12, 2019

Average Hourly Earnings Trends

I have written many blog posts concerning the worrisome trends in income and earnings. Along these lines, one of the measures showing disconcerting trends is that of hourly earnings. While the concept of hourly earnings can be defined and measured in a variety of ways, below are a few charts that I believe broadly illustrate problematic … Read moreAverage Hourly Earnings Trends

Employment Cost Index (ECI) – Third Quarter 2019

While the concept of Americans’ incomes can be defined in a number of ways, many prominent measures continue to show disconcerting trends. One prominent measure is the Employment Cost Index (ECI). Here is a description from the BLS document titled “The Employment Cost Index:  what is it?“: The Employment Cost Index (ECI) is a quarterly … Read moreEmployment Cost Index (ECI) – Third Quarter 2019

Velocity Of Money – Charts Updated Through October 30, 2019

Here are three charts from the St. Louis Fed depicting the velocity of money in terms of the MZM, M1 and M2 money supply measures. All charts reflect quarterly data through the 3rd quarter of 2019, and were last updated as of October 30, 2019. Velocity of MZM Money Stock, current value = 1.308: Data Source: FRED, … Read moreVelocity Of Money – Charts Updated Through October 30, 2019

Real GDP Chart Since 1947 With Trendline – 3rd Quarter 2019

For reference purposes, below is a chart from the Doug Short site post of October 30, 2019 titled “Q3 GDP Advance Estimate: Real GDP at 1.9%” reflecting Real GDP, with a trendline, as depicted.  This chart incorporates the Gross Domestic Product, Third Quarter 2019 (Advance Estimate) (pdf) of October 30, 2019: _________ I post various indicators and … Read moreReal GDP Chart Since 1947 With Trendline – 3rd Quarter 2019

Charts Indicating Economic Weakness – October 2019

U.S. Economic Indicators Throughout this site there are many discussions of economic indicators.  At this time, the readings of various indicators are especially notable.  This post is the latest in a series of posts indicating U.S. economic weakness or a notably low growth rate. While many U.S. economic indicators – including GDP – are indicating economic growth, others … Read moreCharts Indicating Economic Weakness – October 2019

Durable Goods New Orders – Long-Term Charts Through September 2019

Many people place emphasis on Durable Goods New Orders as a prominent economic indicator and/or leading economic indicator. For reference, below are two charts depicting this measure. First, from the St. Louis Fed site (FRED), a chart through September 2019, updated on October 24, 2019. This value is $248,164 ($ Millions): (click on charts to … Read moreDurable Goods New Orders – Long-Term Charts Through September 2019

Money Supply Charts Through September 2019

For reference purposes, below are two sets of charts depicting growth in the money supply. The first shows the MZM (Money Zero Maturity), defined in FRED as the following: M2 less small-denomination time deposits plus institutional money funds.Money Zero Maturity is calculated by the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. Here is the “MZM Money … Read moreMoney Supply Charts Through September 2019