Analysts say the hit to gross domestic product from lost government services alone totals $3.1 billion. - MSN Money investing tips and articles.
Government shutdown did not only hurt government employees, but it also hurt the economy. An estimated $24 billion was the cost of the shutdown and followed by a slow economic growth. Although it's too early to know for sure what the shutdown cost it is certain that it impacted the country's economy.
The U.S. government shutdown and debt ceiling have brought uncertainty to the economy that is putting pressure on the Federal Reserve to further delaying the tapering, or gradual reduction, of its stimulative quantitative easing policy.
WHY haven't financial markets been more perturbed by the dangerous game being played in Washington? There are plenty of explanations circulating, but we shouldn't...
Politicians are incapable of reaching a solution to solve the deficit problem. Raising that debt ceiling hasn't helped with the country's debt; the article also talks about the government almost defaulting.What we need to do is find a solution to minimize the countries debt besides simply raising the debt ceiling. I find it crazy that other country believe that we are a safe asset.
Right now, US jobless claims are very low by recent historical standards. I believe this represents a peak for growth in this business cycle. But there are almost certainly seasonal adjustment problems with this data series.
In a release issued today by the Board of Governors of The Federal Reserve System, were details on the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) statement following the September 17th-18th meeting.
Within the notes a few key statements on inflation were made, which may provide clues as to the directional “bias” of commodity and share markets this winter & spring.
Bernanke’s Fed indicated that inflation rates are simply not high enough, in that, “Mortgage rates have risen further and fiscal policy is restraining economic growth. Apart from fluctuations due to changes in energy prices, inflation has been running below the Committee’s longer-run objective, but longer-term inflation expectations have remained stable.”
The Fed further commented that, “The Committee expects that, with appropriate policy accommodation, economic growth will pick up from its recent pace…but the tightening of financial conditions observed in recent months, if sustained, could slow the pace of improvement in the economy…The Committee recognizes that inflation persistently below its 2 percent objective could pose risks to economic performance, but it anticipates that inflation will move back toward its objective over the medium term.” ...
The BofA Merrill Lynch rates and FX strategy team has just published the results of its October fund-manager survey, which contains an interesting observation: Investors still view the December FOMC meeting as the most likely timeframe in which the...
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