US consumer sentiment confirms Boom/Gloom Index weakness
18th June 2013 by

It is now 4 years since the blog launched its IeC Boom/Gloom Index, as a way of measuring the differ...

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US job numbers still below 2008 levels
8th August 2012 by

The US jobs market remains very fragile. That seems to be the key message from last week’s mon...

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Simplicity is the new luxury
4th August 2012 by

Today’s VUCA landscape (Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity, Ambiguity) is having a profound i...

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US job news shows demographics slowing demand
8th May 2012 by

Friday’s weak US jobs report seemed to surprise most of those Wall Street analysts who are sup...

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Growth in US jobs and disposable income no longer following historical trends
7th February 2012 by

Short-term pressures have come to dominate financial markets in recent years. In turn, they have bec...

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Pensions fall as financial market turmoil continues
29th November 2011 by

Increasing life expectancy is an enormous benefit for today’s population. We can all, whether ...

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Tesco says ‘Today is the New Normal’
29th September 2011 by

The world’s leading retailers have been extremely reliable leading indicators for the chemical...

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“Way too early” to talk of a US recovery
14th May 2011 by

Consumer giant Reckitt Benckiser sell major brands in 200 countries around the world. CEO Bart Becht...

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US house starts remain at all-time lows
29th March 2011 by

Changes in US housing values continue to exert a larger and more important impact upon household con...

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US households worry about incomes
21st February 2011 by

The fascinating chart above from Dave Rosenberg at Gluskin Sieff confirms the blog’s fears abo...

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