The Federal Reserve has created a stock market bubble. It was the intention all along of course. There has never been a time in which so much enthusiasm has been present while so many are struggling with basic essentials like food and housing. A grand disparity has formed and will always find it reverting to the mean.
Fed’s Powell: Jobless Rate Better Than Expected; Recovery To Take A Long Time : NPR
Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said the pace of jobs growth is rising faster than many people expected, but it may take years before the economy has fully recovered. Powell spoke in a wide-ranging interview with NPR on Friday, hours after the release of the August jobs report, which said unemployment continued to drift lower, falling to 8.4%.
(20) Bloomberg on Twitter:
“The number of people in the U.S. seeing permanent job losses rose by about half a million to 3.4 million, the highest level since 2013. It points to the ongoing business closures, bankruptcies, and investment cuts across the country https://t.co/bh4b4ZjdMa https://t.co/UxPOmQkCc3” / Twitter
The number of people in the U.S. seeing permanent job losses rose by about half a million to 3.4 million, the highest level since 2013. It points to the ongoing business closures, bankruptcies, and investment cuts across the country https://t.co/bh4b4ZjdMa pic.twitter.com/UxPOmQkCc3
Huge Discrepancies Cast Doubt On the Better Than Expected Jobs Report
The unemployment rate is calculated by dividing the number of unemployed by the civilian labor force. Unemployment Rate = 13.550 million / 160.838 million = 8.42% Note that the reported headline jobs number today (+1.4 million) has nothing to do with anything. That is the establishment report number.
50% in U.S. Fear Bankruptcy Due to Major Health Event
Story Highlights Half in U.S. now, vs. 45% in 2019, concerned about health-related bankruptcy 15%, including 20% of non-White adults, carry long-term medical debt Lowering drug prices a key voting issue for 35% of adults WASHINGTON, D.C. — Half of all U.S.
Worries grow over a K-shaped economic recovery that favors the wealthy
The story for much of the past generation has been a familiar one for the U.S. economy, where the benefits of expansion flow mostly to the top and those at the bottom fall further behind. Some experts think the coronavirus pandemic is only going to make matters worse.
FAO – News Article: Global food prices rise in August
3 September 2020, Rome – Global food prices rose for the third consecutive month in August, influenced by generally firmer demand and a weaker U.S. dollar, according to a report released today by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.
Hotel crisis hits new milestone – Axios
Labor Day weekend traffic might be a touch lighter this year, with hotel bookings down 65% compared to last year. Why it matters: America’s hotels are on life support as the coronavirus pandemic drags on, with hundreds of billions of dollars in revenue and some 2 million jobs at stake.
Oil Industry Is Fading Away in Land of the World’s Richest Reserves – WSJ
Venezuela’s oil industry-rich in reserves, a crucial Allied resource in World War II, a founding member of OPEC-is grinding toward a halt. Venezuela has greater oil stores than any other country. But after years of corruption, mismanagement and more recently U.S. sanctions, its oil output has dropped to a tenth of what it was two decades ago.
Car Sales Are Down Almost 20%, but Prices Are Setting Records – WSJ
Car shoppers hoping for Labor Day bargains may be in for a big surprise: This year, it seems, everything doesn’t have to go. Dealers this year are unlikely to offer the kind of blowout discounts typical of the holiday weekend, when they often seek to clear out older inventory to make way for the incoming model year, analysts and dealers say.
Apple stock enters correction territory with valuation set to fall below $2 trillion – MarketWatch
Apple Inc. shares continued their sharp slide in Friday trading and have entered correction territory. The stock fell 4.7% midday Friday, and has dropped about 14% from its Sept. 1 record close of $134.18.
Warren Buffett and Berkshire Hathaway (BRK) Slashes Stake in Wells Fargo (WFC) – Bloomberg
‘Downbeat’ US executives dump most stock in a month since 2015 | Financial Times
US executives sold $6.7bn of stock in their own companies last month, cashing in on a record-breaking market rally with the biggest burst of selling in five years. The dollar value of sales by 1,042 chief executives, chief financial officers and company directors in August topped any month since November 2015, according to figures compiled for the Financial Times by Smart Insider, a data provider.
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China may dump U.S. Treasuries as Sino-U.S. tensions flare: Global Times – Reuters
SHANGHAI (Reuters) – China may gradually cut its holdings of U.S. Treasury bonds and notes, in light of rising tensions between Beijing and Washington, state-backed newspaper Global Times cited experts as saying. With Sino-U.S. relations deteriorating over various issues including coronavirus, trade and technology, global financial markets are increasingly worried if China would sell the U.S.
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