20 02, 2019

Wesbury’s Outlook – How TARP and QE Led to the “Green New Deal”

By |2019-02-20T15:17:49-04:00February 20th, 2019|Financial, Governments, Outlook, Policy|0 Comments

The most important quote from the Financial Panic of 2008 came from President Bush: "I've abandoned free market principles to save the free market system." The quote came in defense of TARP, the $700 billion bailout of the banking system, which many still mistakenly believe prevented another Great Depression. Many also think Quantitative Easing, the [...]

11 02, 2019

Wesbury’s Outlook – Where’s the Recession?

By |2019-02-11T16:23:42-04:00February 11th, 2019|Fed Reserve, Interest Rates, Outlook, Policy, Spending|0 Comments

Whatever happened to the recession calls? Seems like just a few weeks ago that the correction in the stock market as well as the partial government shutdown had convinced many analysts and investors the US was about to enter a recession. Fortunately, the data haven't cooperated. Ten days ago we got the employment report for [...]

30 01, 2019

Wesbury’s Outlook – Don’t Obsess About the Fed

By |2019-01-30T16:47:10-04:00January 30th, 2019|Debt, Fed Reserve, Financial, Governments, Interest Rates, Outlook, Policy, Spending, Uncategorized|0 Comments

When it comes to monetary policy, one thing looks certain for 2019 - journalists, pundits, investors, and analysts will pay it way more attention than it deserves. The spotlight is currently on Wednesday, when the Federal Reserve will issue their first statement of the new year. The consensus expects no changes in rates, and we [...]

18 09, 2018

Wesbury’s Outlook – The Growing Deficit

By |2018-09-18T10:47:47-04:00September 18th, 2018|Governments, Interest Rates, Policy, Spending, Taxes|0 Comments

The U.S. federal government reported last week that it ran a deficit of $214 billion in August, the fifth largest deficit for any single month in US history. The Congressional Budget Office thinks these numbers are consistent with a budget deficit of about $800 billion for Fiscal Year 2018, which ends September 30. If so, [...]

11 09, 2018

Wesbury’s Outlook -Wage Growth Steps Up

By |2018-09-11T15:27:01-04:00September 11th, 2018|Financial, Governments, Policy, Taxes|0 Comments

Friday's jobs report finally included what appears to be evidence of the long-awaited acceleration in wage growth. Average hourly earnings grew 0.4% in August, which meant they were up 2.9% from a year ago, the largest 12-month increase since the economic recovery started in mid-2009. By contrast, these wages were up 2.6% in the 12-months [...]

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