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

Update : BERNANKE REPEATS FED PREPARED TO ACT, DECLINES TO SPECIFY STEPS

U.S. stock futures rose, signaling the Standard & Poor’s 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…