The Week in Review from Valeo Financial Advisors (November 29, 2014)
November 29, 2014    Disclosures    POSTED IN  Markets

The Price of Crude Oil Moves Lower

  • As crude oil prices have plummeted from over $100 a barrel in July to less than $70 a barrel, a look at who wins and who loses The New York Times
  • The plunge in crude oil prices is expected to drive gas prices lower USA Today
  • The twelve nation Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) voted on Thursday to maintain production of 30 million barrels a day, sending crude oil prices lower Dallas News
  • Has OPEC started a price war with U.S.? Vox

U.S. Economy

  • U.S. economic growth in the third quarter was revised higher to 3.9%, up from the preliminary reading of 3.5% Morningstar
  • Consumer confidence rose to a seven year high in November according to the Thomson Reuters/University of Michigan sentiment index Bloomberg
  • The number of individuals in the U.S. receiving unemployment benefits fell to 2.33 million in early November, the lowest since 2000 Reuters
  • Personal income in the U.S. increased by 0.2% in October CNBC

Around the World

  • The annualized inflation rate in the Eurozone fell to 0.3% in November and been in perpetual decline since a peak of 3% in late 2011  BBC
  • Unemployment in the Eurozone has reached 11.5% The New York Times
  • The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) warned that a “comprehensive policy response” by Eurozone member states is needed to reverse economic stagnation in the region MarketWatch
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