Highlights from August 2018

Here are highlights from August 2018,

Our three most read posts in August 2018

Do economic fundamentals matter anymore? (Most read for a second month running)

The S & P 500 is up 180% since the end of the last U.S. recession but the average wage is only up 21.2%, disposable income up 24.6% and GDP up 39.5%

London house prices have fallen most since 2009 but it is not what it seems        

All posts from August 2018

Banks in the United States have a problem – they can’t find enough customers to lend money to

UK Trade Statistics for trade by each country

The European Union (and not China or the United States) accounted for the most trade in goods and services combined together

China hasn’t been selling U.S. Government Bonds despite trade tensions

The great U.S. Government bond yield convergence chart

Euro Area or Eurozone Money Velocity seems to be shockingly low

UK Q2 2018 GDP increased by 0.4% (growing faster than the Eurozone) as widening trade deficit drags growth

History is repeating itself, is this the end of the current cycle of global synchronised growth?

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U.S. Inflation at 2.9% is the highest since February 2012 and has outstripped wage growth for the first time since October 2012

Past, present, future – some demographic and economic statistics for the European Union

Interest Rates globally are changing at the fastest pace ever

London house prices have fallen most since 2009 but it is not what it seems

Canadian household credit growth is slowest since 2001 but individual debt is already 175 percent of disposable income

U.S. Trade Statistics for January to June 2018 – exports up 9.67% as imports up 8.66%, EU largest trade partner, China replaces Canada as second largest trade partner

The S & P 500 is up 180% since the end of the last U.S. recession but the average wage is only up 21.2%, disposable income up 24.6% and GDP up 39.5%

The U.S. economy is set to contribute its highest share of global GDP since 2007 as other economies everywhere else stumble

Here’s how the demographic and economic statistics look for candidate members of the European Union

The UK’s net worth is now estimated at £10.2 trillion, an average of £155000 per person

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