Weekly Economic Briefings - Us Weekly Economic Briefing
Data this week points to an economy at crossroads. Income and job gains are slowing, confidence remains muted, especially for low-income families, and evidence of more permanent labor market scarring is visible. As such, this is a make-or-break moment for policymakers: a stimulus package would provide the economy with impetus as it rounds the final quarter of Q4, but failure to enact another stimulus package raises the risk of a double-dip downturn. President Trump’s Covid-19 diagnosis adds another layer of uncertainty.
- The following represents a general Table of Contents outline for the US Weekly Economic Briefing.
- The actual report may cover any or all of the topics listed below.
- US Weekly Economic Briefings
- Highlights: Briefing on events-driven analysis for the week, which varies depending upon data.
- Credit Crunch Watch:
- Financial Stress and Monetary Conditions Indicators, along with discussion of their latest movements.
- Brief discussion of latest trends in the US and Eurozone economies.
- Detailed charts of the components of
- the Financial Stress and Monetary Conditions Indicators.
- Credit Crunch Timeline: Summary of major economic events since the beginning of the financial crisis.
- Latest Data in Detail: Charts and analysis on the important releases of the previous week, such as: inflation indicators, consumer confidence, retail sales, durable goods orders etc.
- The Week Ahead: Scheduled key data releases for the upcoming week, including information on previous data and forecast data.
- Key Economic Indicators: The previous year’s monthly data for a number of key macroeconomic indicators, including the unemployment rate, output, retail sales, inflation, and trade balance.
- Key Financial Indicators: The previous year’s monthly data for a number of key financial indicators including: Short and long term interest rates, key exchange rates, money supply, S&P 500, and reserves.