The Recovery Is an Illusion: John Williams

John Williams, author of the ShadowStats.com newsletter, shines light on his interpretations of the GDP, CPI, unemployment and other government statistics in this exclusive Gold Report interview from the recent Recovery Reality Check conference. Highlights include what the money supply measures tell him and why QE3 will be a hard sell.

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Economic Events on April 27, 2012

At 8:30 AM Eastern time, the advance GDP report for the first quarter of 2012 will be announced.  The consensus is an increase of 2.5% in real GDP and an increase of 2.1% in the GDP price index.

At 8:30 AM Eastern time, the Employment Cost Index for the first quarter of 2012 will . . . → Read More: Economic Events on April 27, 2012

Silver Miners Building for Breakout: Chris Marchese

The health of the U.S. economy may not be quite as robust as some government statistics indicate and more stimulus could be on the way, despite what the Fed may be saying. Regardless of which way the economy goes, Chris Marchese, contributor to The Morgan Report, tells us in this exclusive interview with . . . → Read More: Silver Miners Building for Breakout: Chris Marchese

Economic Events on March 29, 2012

At 8:30 AM Eastern time, the U.S. government will release its weekly Jobless Claims report. The consensus is that there were 350,000 new jobless claims last week, which would would be 2,000 more than the previous week.

At 8:30 AM Eastern time, the final GDP report for the fourth quarter of 2011 will be . . . → Read More: Economic Events on March 29, 2012

Women Are Marginal Labor

First, here’s this:

She is far from alone, according to a new study from the Federal Reserve, due to be published shortly.

It shows that between 1993 and 2006, there was a decline in the workforce of 0.1 percent a year on average in the number of college-educated women, with similarly educated spouses.

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Economic Events on February 29, 2012

The Mortgage Bankers’ Association purchase index will be released at 7:00 AM Eastern time, providing an update on the quantity of new mortgages and refinancings closed in the last week.

At 8:30 AM Eastern time, the preliminary GDP report for the fourth quarter of 2011 will be announced.  The consensus is an increase of . . . → Read More: Economic Events on February 29, 2012

Economic Events on January 27, 2012

At 8:30 AM Eastern time, the advance GDP report for the fourth quarter of 2011 will be announced.  The consensus is an increase of 3.1% in real GDP and an increase of 1.5% in the GDP price index.

At 9:55 AM Eastern time, Consumer Sentiment for the second half of January will be announced.  . . . → Read More: Economic Events on January 27, 2012

The perils of European debt crisis: divergence, retreat or decline?

Recent debacle at the summit of Brussels in the midst of the political intervention of the EU leaders to facilitate the institutional agreement between the European countries towards the formation of the European fiscal union has caused not only a long-standing dissolution of the “core countries” of the Eurozone and the UK but, more . . . → Read More: The perils of European debt crisis: divergence, retreat or decline?

Look for End of Debt Supercycle: Thoughts from the U.S. Global Investors 2012 Forecast

What do investors need to be watching out for in 2012? More Eurozone drama? Record gold highs? A hard landing in China? The U.S. Global Investors team addressed these questions with Endgame: The End of the Debt Supercycle author John Mauldin in a Jan. 5 Outlook 2012 webinar. The Streetwise Reports editors highlight . . . → Read More: Look for End of Debt Supercycle: Thoughts from the U.S. Global Investors 2012 Forecast