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Category: TRENDS ON THE U.S. ECONOMIC FRONT
AMERICANS DRAIN THEIR SAVINGS TO KEEP SPENDING
U.S. households built up a cash cushion of about $2.1 trillion during the COVID War, when the national savings rate soared as high as 30 percent of income as many Americans stashed their federal stimulus payments into their savings accounts.
AUGUST JOB OPENINGS A MILLION LESS THAN IN JULY
In August, the number of open jobs fell to just under 10.1 million, about 1.1 million fewer than in July but still leaving 1.7 jobs available per unemployed worker, CNBC noted.
JOB MARKET LOSES MOMENTUM BUT REMAINS STRONG
The U.S. economy sprouted 263,000 new jobs in September, the U.S. labor department reported.
U.S. MARKETS MAY BREAK POST-MIDTERM STREAK, ANALYSTS SAY
After each of the last 40 midterm elections, the Standard & Poor’s 500 has gained an average of 15 percent in the following 12 months on a sense of clarity about short-term tax, fiscal, and economic policy, The Wall Street Journal reported.
“RATE SHOCK” WEARS ON MARKETS
Around the world, central banks are raising interest rates at the fastest clip in at least 40 years, stressing some markets to the point of cracking, according to The Wall Street Journal. Corporate bonded debt is showing signs of distress, the WSJ noted, and which we reported in “OECD Warns About Corporate Debt” (25 Feb......
TOP TREND: NEW WORLD DISORDER. DOES STRONG JOBS REPORT SIGNAL BIG RATE HIKE?
The U.S. economy’s addition of 263,000 jobs in September shows the labor market is strong enough to withstand another three-quarter-point interest rate increase when the U.S. Federal Reserve meets in early November, The Wall Street Journal said.
TOP TREND 2022, DRAGFLATION: ANALYSTS CHOP EARNINGS OUTLOOK FOR MAJOR U.S. CORPORATIONS
Since July began, analysts at the largest U.S. banks have pared $34 billion off their expectations for third-quarter growth among American corporations listed on the Standard & Poor’s 500 index, FactSet reported.
GM SOFTENS BACK-TO-THE-OFFICE REQUIREMENT AFTER WORKER BACKLASH
On 23 September, General Motors told employees that they are to be in their corporate offices at least three days a week beginning later this year.
IMF LENDS RECORD AMOUNT WITH MORE TO COME
The International Monetary Fund (IMF), the international lender of last resort, has loaned a record $140 billion so far this year to aid troubled countries, at least five of which already are in default with more on the brink, the Financial Times reported.