Archive for October 18th, 2010

Will More Quantitative Easing Help the Economy?

Will More Quantitative Easing Help the Economy?

| October 18, 2010

The financial markets are anticipating the announcement of more quantitative easing (QE) from the Federal Reserve in early November, but many analysts are skeptical about the ability of such additional stimuli to actually stimulate economic growth. In his latest weekly commentary, John Hussman of Hussman Funds notes that another trillion dollars of US treasury purchases [...]

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Home Builder Confidence Increases in October

Home Builder Confidence Increases in October

| October 18, 2010

The National Association of Home Builders reported that their housing market index (HMI) increased to 16 in October from 13 in September. This is the highest reading since June, although the index remains near the lowest levels on record as shown on the following graph from Calculated Risk. We would expect this index to languish [...]

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Short-term Forecast for October 18, 2010

Short-term Forecast for October 18, 2010

| October 18, 2010

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