Consumer trust and hope in the economy falling

April 15, 2016

Late last week, the Atlanta Fed lowered their Q1 GDP expectations down for the third time in a week to .1%, yet the mainstream continues to dismiss any possibility that the economy is either moving

Japan’s NIRP paradox: Consumer spending drops in Q4

February 15, 2016

Perhaps it was insider knowledge that consumer spending for the 4th quarter of 2015 would be much worse than analysts expected that drove Japan’s central bank head Haruhiko Kuroda to out of nowhere implement a new

Retail closures scream recession

February 3, 2016

First it was Macy’s, who within days of the start of the new year announced store closures and layoffs, and was quickly followed by bell wealth company Walmart, who doubled down and reported the closure

Retail sales in U.S. fall back to recession levels

September 24, 2015

The U.S. is no longer a manufacturing economy, and is instead a consumer based one where over 70% of the annual GDP is tied to consumer and government spending.  So when this single component drops