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Warnings From The "China Beige Book"

Authored by James Rickards via The Daily Reckoning, Leland Miller, a good friend of mine, is the founder and proprietor of an economic research service called the “China Beige Book.” The name “beige book” was borrowed from the surveys conducted by regional Federal Reserve banks of economic conditions in their regions. Show More Summary

Fed's September Beige Book: Continued overall growth even with hurricane impacts

Reports from all 12 Federal Reserve Districts indicated that economic activity increased in September through early October, with the pace of growth split between modest and moderate. Residential construction continued to increase, and growth in commercial construction was up slightly on balance. Show More Summary

Afternoon Coffee: Fed’s Beige Book Positive Despite Hurricanes, Per Angusta Raises €1 Million in Seed Round

Categories: Afternoon Coffee Tags: General News The U.S. Federal Reserve’s lastest edition of its Beige Book indicated modest to moderate economic growth across its 12 districts from September to October. Sourcing startup Per Angusta...Show More Summary

Fed's Beige Book: "Modest to moderate"expansion, Labor markets "Tight"

Fed's Beige Book "This report was prepared at the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis based on information collected on or before October 6, 2017"Reports from all 12 Federal Reserve Districts indicated that economic activity increased in September through early October, with the pace of growth split between modest and moderate. Show More Summary

Beige Book Signals Inflation & Healthcare Concerns Amid Modest Growth

Despite major disruptions from Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, all 12 Federal Reserve Districts indicated that economic activity increased in September through early October. Several Districts noted increased manufacturing input costs, citing...Show More Summary

The Fed described how healthcare starts unraveling in one perfect sentence

The Federal Reserve's Beige Book survey observed that healthcare providers are having to make brutal choices as treatment costs go up. One healthcare company told the Fed that it was shifting resources to treatments that make more money. The...Show More Summary

The dollar is ticking up ahead of the Beige Book

The dollar is ticking up ahead of the Beige Book. The US dollar index was higher by 0.3% at 93.71 at 8:29 a.m. ET. "We note the dollar is starting to look rich to our short-term cyclical models and we do not see much room for a sustainable...Show More Summary

Wednesday: Housing Starts, Beige Book

Back in 2014, I wrote this...For amusement: Years ago, whenever there was a market sell-off, my friend Tak Hallus (Stephen Robinett) would shout at his TV tuned to CNBC "Bring out the bears!".This was because CNBC would usually bring...Show More Summary

Beige Book: Moderate economic expansion in July and August, but low for-sale home inventory

Economic activity expanded at a modest to moderate pace across all twelve Federal Reserve Districts in July and August. Both residential and commercial construction increased slightly overall. Low inventories of homes for sale continued...Show More Summary

Fed's Beige Book: "Modest to moderate"expansion, Labor markets "Tight"

Fed's Beige Book "This report was prepared at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago based on information collected on or before August 28, 2017. The information included in the District reports was primarily collected before Hurricane Harvey made landfall on the Gulf Coast. Show More Summary

Fed Beige Book Signals Tight Labor Markets, No Wage Pressure, Fear Of "Prolonged Auto Slowdown"

Once again The Fed's Beige Book is brought to you by the world "modest" (used 140 times) and "moderate" (80 times) with regard to growth but did have a couple of new things to focus on with regard tight labor markets and auto production/sales anxiety. Economic growth was modest to moderate across the U.S. Show More Summary

US Workers' Wage Expectations Unexpectedly Collapse

Cue the latest economic (and Phillips curve) paradox. On one hand, the US unemployment rate is at a 16 year low of 4.4%, suggesting little if any slack in the US economy, and according to anecdotes from both the Fed's Beige Book andShow More Summary

An Ohio Factory Owner Is Eager To Hire Workers, There Is Just One Problem...

In April, the Fed's otherwise boring Beige Book revealed a striking anecdote about the current state of the US labor market: as the Boston Fed commented at the time, the qualified labor shortage had gotten so bad, that the hit rate on hiring after a simple math and drug test, has collapsed below 50%. Show More Summary

The Plural of Anecdotes Is Beige

As noted before, the Federal Reserve’s Beige Book collection of local bank district anecdotes are fascinating for all the wrong reasons. What is revealed is not the state of the economy, but rather the state of how policymakers perceive or often wish the economy was at various points. Show More Summary

Fed's Beige Book Warns Of Declining Auto Sales, Sees Rising Benefit Costs Limiting Wages

While the Fed's traditionally drab Beige Book is routinely ignored by the market, especially on blockbuster days like today when Janet Yellen turns dovish again and then speaks for nearly 4 hours in the Senate, this time there were several...Show More Summary

Fed's Beige Book: "Slight to Moderate "expansion, Labor markets "Tightened Further"

Fed's Beige Book "This report was prepared at the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City based on information collected on or before June 30, 2017."Economic activity expanded across all twelve Federal Reserve Districts in June, with the pace of growth ranging from slight to moderate. Show More Summary

Wednesday: Yellen Testimony, Beige Book

Wednesday:• At 7:00 AM ET: The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) will release the results for the mortgage purchase applications index.• At 10:00 AM, Testimony from Fed Chair Janet L. Yellen, Semiannual Monetary Policy Report to the Congress, Before the Committee on Financial Services, U.S. Show More Summary

Federal Reserve Beige Book: Modest economic growth, but some regional weaknesses

The Beige Book provided a generally upbeat view of growth in the U.S. in the period from early April through late May. The report appears to strengthen the case the Fed will raise a key short-term interest rate again at its next big meeting in two weeks. Show More Summary

Fed's Beige Book: Modest to Moderate expansion, Labor markets "Tighten"

Fed's Beige Book "This report was prepared at the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia based on information collected on or before May 22, 2017."Most of the twelve Federal Reserve Districts reported that their economies continued to expand at a modest or moderate pace from early April through late May. Show More Summary

Most of America is seeing modest economic growth, Fed says

Most of America is experiencing moderate economic growth, according to the Federal Reserve's latest Beige Book of economic anecdotes from its 12 districts. It was prepared ahead of the June 13-14 meeting at which markets are pricingShow More Summary

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