The Week in Review from Valeo Financial Advisors (February 3, 2012)
February 4, 2012    Disclosures    POSTED IN  Markets

Global Economy

  • Unemployment around the globe. Chart: Valeo Financial Advisors
  • A mere 3.4% of Europe’s products and services are sold via the web, compared with 4.6% in the U.S. The Economist
  • Europe’s economies before and after the recession. Chart: The Economist

U.S. Economy

  • How this recovery compares to the previous five. The missing GDP. Financial Times Alphaville
  • Americans spent $2.6 trillion on healthcare in 2010, a staggering 18% of GDP The Economist
  • The unemployment rate declined by 0.2% in January to 8.3%; the rate has fallen by 0.8% since August. Chart: St. Louis Fed
  • The CBO outlook for America’s budget deficit. Chart: The Economist


  • Another new record low in 30-year mortgage rates Yahoo! Finance
  • Mortgage standards remain very tight. Graphic: San Francisco Fed
  • For Third Straight Month, Home Prices Dropped In November NPR

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