The Week in Review from Valeo Financial Advisors (June 14, 2013)
June 14, 2013    Disclosures    POSTED IN  InvestmentsEconomy

Unemployment, Inflation and the Fed

  • Unemployment and Inflation – What is “Normal” in the United States? Valeo Financial Advisors
  • Comparing the inflation following the Great Recession to four previous post recession periods The Big Picture
  • Economist responds to question on why the Fed doesn’t return to the gold standard St. Louis Federal Reserve

U.S. Economy

  • U.S. industrial production was flat last month. Chart since 2000: FRED
  • Retail and Food Services Sales increased by more than expected during April. Chart since 2000: FRED


  • Refinancings Plunge as Bond Yields Rise The Wall Street Journal
  • Mortgage rates moved to within a hair of the 4% barrier this week, according to Freddie Mac Yahoo! Finance


  • The wild ride of the Japanese Yen continue. 1-year chart: FRED


  • Online branch deposits have jumped from $3 bn in 1998 to $208 bn in 2012 – Bernstein
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