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Comerica Economic Weekly

There are many moving parts in the economic story this week. We can begin and end with central bank policy. China is responding to expectations for cooler growth. It looks like they may miss 7.5 percent real GDP growth target … Continue reading

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Comerica Economic Weekly

It was a fairly light week for U.S. economic data. In this week’s data we begin to see some of the positive impact to consumers of lower gasoline prices. According to AAA, today’s national average price for a gallon of … Continue reading

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Comerica Economic Weekly

U.S. economic data released in the first week of November was generally positive and consistent with an ongoing GDP expansion. Payroll employment for October increased by 214,000, a little below expectations of about 230,000, but still a good number. August … Continue reading

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October ended with a treat and not a trick. U.S. equity indexes are approaching all time highs at the end of October, reversing a month-long slide that began in mid-September. The rebound in U.S. equity prices and the change in … Continue reading

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Comerica Economic Weekly

Financial markets had a calmer week this week, following the equity market swoon into mid-October. Equity prices trended higher and bond yields followed, though the yield on 10-Year Treasury bonds is still quite low at 2.24 percent as of Friday … Continue reading

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Comerica Economic Weekly

October is often an “interesting” month for financial markets. No exception this year. At week’s end, global equity prices appear to have settled after a major slide. The yield on 10-year Treasury bonds dipped below 2.0 percent on Wednesday and … Continue reading

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Comerica Economic Weekly

We had a light economic data calendar this week, but financial markets were very much in the news. Dominating the economic news was the release of the Federal Open Market Committee’s minutes from their meeting of September 16/17. In the … Continue reading

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Comerica Economic Weekly

We had plenty of data to digest this week, most of which was positive. Even though some metrics declined, the dips were generally from very strong levels and not indicative of an enduring downshift in economic activity. Next week’s calendar … Continue reading

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Comerica Economic Weekly

U.S. economic data released over the last full week of September were consistent with ongoing GDP expansion. However, the data was somewhat nuanced, and subject to interpretation. The interpretation of housing-related data is challenging. The real face of the housing … Continue reading

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U.S. economic data released in early September remains consistent with ongoing moderate economic expansion. The miss in August payroll employment last week, coming in at +142,000 jobs, was countered today by better than expected retail sales. Today’s retail sales report … Continue reading

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