The Week in Review from @valeofinancial (8-26-11)
August 26, 2011    Disclosures    POSTED IN  Markets

 This week from the @valeofinancial Twitter feed

United States Economy

  • Investigating recent subpar U.S. economic growth Valeo Financial Advisors
  • How long it might take to narrow the gap between actual economic output & potential output. Atlanta Fed
  • Personal consumption & housing remain weak, but led by production the Chicago Fed National Activity Index increased to -0.06 in July. Chicago Fed and Valeo Financial Advisors
  • Jobless Claims in U.S. Rise to 417,000 Bloomberg

Federal Reserve, Jackson Hole and Banking

  • Jackson Hole: the rural retreat that Wall Street will be watching closely Guardian
  • Bernanke’s Jackson Hole speech text The New York Times
  • FDIC: Fewer Banks In Trouble, But Earnings Slow NPR
  • The Fed’s Secret $1.2 Trillion in Liquidity Lifelines from Bloomberg


  • U.S. new-home sales drop a surprising 0.7% in July, down for third consecutive month MarketWatch
  • Foreclosures A Third Of Sales; Mortgage Rates Rise NPR

Financial Planning

  • More parents turning to financial advisors for college savings planning Advisor One


  • Growth of newspapers across the United States Flowing Data
  • List of the biggest employers around the world from The Economist
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