The Laird Economics Report: US Government Shutdown Edition (October 2013)
We are pleased to provide InvestorIntel readers with the latest edition of The Laird Economics Report — hot off the press, so to speak. Each month, The Laird Economics Report examines where we are today, based on a detailed presentation of economic indicators with some historical context. This comprehensive downloadable monthly report — prepared by financial expert Jim Laird — compiles a plethora of key economic data in one easy-to-understand summary.
In this month’s report: US Government Shutdown Edition… the results show an improving economic picture around the world — or at least it did before the US debt default silliness started. While it doesn’t show up much in the data (which is mainly as of last month), more recent data that Jim has seen shows a strongly deteriorating consumer-confidence level and, of course, there is the impact of dramatic reductions of US government spending on the economy.
In general the data shows things “getting better,” which has been the trend for the past year. This version of the report is coming out later usual, as the US government shutdown meant that a number of economic indicators were not being released on time.
The Laird Economics Report
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