Finance and Economics
Monday, November 11, 2019
Las Vegas: Convention Attendance and Visitor Traffic up Slightly in 2019 Through September
During the recession, I wrote about the troubles in Las Vegas and included a chart of visitor and convention attendance: Lost Vegas . Sinc...
U.S. Heavy Truck Sales up 3% Year-over-year in October
The following graph shows heavy truck sales since 1967 using data from the BEA. The dashed line is the October 2019 seasonally adjusted annu...
LA area Port Traffic Down Year-over-year in October
Special note: The expansion to the Panama Canal was completed in 2016 (As I noted a few years ago ), and some of the traffic that used the ...
Sunday, November 10, 2019
Sunday Night Futures
Thank you to all the veterans! Especially to my 97 years young father who flew a Corsair off the USS Bennington in the Pacific during WWII, ...
Update on Yield Curve
Back in August I wrote: Don't Freak Out about the Yield Curve I noted that I wasn't even on recession watch! First, here is a gr...
Saturday, November 09, 2019
Schedule for Week of November 10, 2019
The key economic reports this week are October CPI and Retail Sales. For manufacturing, October industrial production, and the November Ne...
Friday, November 08, 2019
AAR: October Rail Carloads down 8.4% YoY, Intermodal Down 7.8% YoY
From the Association of American Railroads (AAR) Rail Time Indicators . Graphs and excerpts reprinted with permission . A combination of ...
Early Q4 GDP Forecasts: 0.7% to 2.1%
From Goldman Sachs: [O]ur Q4 GDP tracking estimate declined by one-tenth to +2.1% (qoq ar), and we increased our past-quarter GDP trackin...
Hotels: Occupancy Rate Decreased Year-over-year
From HotelNewsNow.com: STR: US hotel results for week ending 2 November The U.S. hotel industry reported nearly flat year-over-year result...
Thursday, November 07, 2019
Seattle Real Estate in October: Sales up 7.6% YoY, Inventory down 9.3% YoY
The Northwest Multiple Listing Service reported Sparse supply spurring more competition among motivated home buyers in Western Washington ...
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