Nomad Dollar Sense Part2
Firstly to focus on nomad dollars and sense in Part2 we’re going to be talking about leading economic indicators. Details in Nomad-Dollars-Sense-Part2-Bob Davis Podcast 1102. For references to details in this podcast listen to Part1 of this series and Bob Davis Podcast 1069.
Don’t Be Afraid Of Numbers
Secondly I use a few numbers.
Data Links With Charts
Therefore I’ll be posting a series of links to the data and charts for that data here.
Because we all know charts often make raw numbers a little clearer.
Not Just Reciting Numbers
However listeners and subscribers should know I’ve worked very hard to keep from just reciting numbers.
Context and Relevance
That is to say that where ever time permits in Nomad-Dollars-Sense-Part2-Bob Davis Podcast 1102 I’ll explain the context and relevance of an indicator.
Most importantly these leading economic indicators do not suggest a healthy economy.
Certainly things could change to the better…
Look Beyond Main Stream
But for the time being we would all be better served to look beyond the mainstream and main street story.
Consumer Price Index
Rents Headed Down
Especially relevant here is the fact that thousands of apartments are being built or coming on line at this time.
Moreover while that’s better for renters it’s not good news if you just bought an apartment building.
In addition this is a number which speaks to inflation overall which still shows shelter elevated.
Producer Price Index
Inflation Disinflation Deflation
To sum up these are just some of the data that suggests we’re moving pretty quickly through the inflation, disinflation and deflation sequence.
Commercial Real Estate Defaults
Finally the Case Schiller Home Price Index has been contracting for while and is now dropping. This is the first decline in several years.
Corporate Profits Already In Recession
As an illustration the American Consumer is also not cooperating …corporate profits are in a recession.
Consumer Credit Interest Rates Eating Us Alive
And average consumer credit rates are more than 23 percent these days.
Baltic Dry Is Dry
By all means the most important indicator and noteworthy metric is the actual money supply.
Economic Cycles Are Not Synchronized
All things considered Doctor Lacy Hunt’s views on the economic cycle are salient. Watch this video.
In conclusion there’s a lot of data to unpack.
But looking closer might be the best thing we can do for ourselves right now.