Trade-Weighted Dollar

August 10, 2018 The trade-weighted value of the dollar, which represents the value of the dollar against the currencies of a broad group of U.S. trading partners has risen 4.3% from where it was at this time last year. When you try to figure out the impact of currency...

Business Inventories / Sales Ratio

May 8, 2018 Firms are always trying to keep their inventories in line with sales.  When the economy falls into recession, typically businesses do not cut back production as quickly as sales decline, so the inventory/sales ratio rises sharply  — which is exactly...