Growth Outlook and Business Cycle
From everything we hear, Abe is determined not only to call the early elections we discussed in our Nov. 11 Alert, but he is equally determined to postpone the next hike in the consumption tax from October 2015. Most likely he will postpone it until April 2017.
FMI’s review of the latest Weekly UI Claims & Rail Traffic results.
FMI’s analysis of today’s October NFIB Small Business Optimism Index.
FMI’s analysis of this morning’s October Employment report.
FMI’s commentary on near-term prospects for real consumption, including the effects of lower oil prices.
FMI’s analysis of this morning’s October Non-Manufacturing Index.
FMI’s analyses of today’s September Personal Income & Consumption report and October Chicago Purchasing Managers Index and other Regional Surveys.