Tag: US Economy 2012

In the U.S.: Jackson Hole May Disappoint Investors Primed For Stimulus

27 August 2012

Cynicism or realism? What happens if there isn’t another QE?

Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke — returning this week to the scene of a 2010 speech that foreshadowed a second round of quantitative easing — probably will disappoint investors looking for him to signal new stimulus. Read more…

In the U.S.: U.S. manufacturing growth slowest in 19 months: Markit

24 July 2012

An¬†under-performing¬†real sector…more worrying than any financial distress.

Manufacturing this month expanded at its slowest pace since late 2010, hobbled by weak overseas demand for American goods, though a rise in domestic orders helped cushion the blow. Read more…

In the U.S.: U.S. Stock Futures Rise Before Bernanke’s Testimony

17 July 2012


U.S. stock futures rose, signaling the Standard & Poor‚Äôs 500 Index will rebound from its seventh drop in eight days, amid bets Federal Reserve Chairman¬†Ben S. Bernanke will hint at more stimulus during testimony to Congress. Read more…

In the U.S.: Recovery risks may stir Fed to action

20 June 2012

Will the Fed’s arms be ‘Twist’-ed again? Greek elections not providing much comfort.

With economic storm clouds gathering abroad and signs the U.S. recovery is flagging, the Federal Reserve may feel compelled on Wednesday to launch a new round of monetary stimulus. Read more…