Monday , 21 August 2017


Latest Data Suggests American Economy Is Fighting Off Another Recession

So says Cullen Roche (http://pragcap.com) in a report* which Lorimer Wilson, editor of www.munKNEE.com (Your Key to Making Money!), has further edited ([ ]), abridged (…) and reformatted below for the sake of clarity and brevity to ensure a fast and easy read. The author’s views and conclusions are unaltered and no personal comments have been included to maintain the integrity of the original article. Please note that this paragraph must be included in any article re-posting to avoid copyright infringement.

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Roche goes on to say, in part:

The Association of American Railroads (AAR) has the details on this week’s rail data:

    • Ten of the 20 carload commodity groups posted increases compared with the same week in 2010, including: nonmetallic minerals, up 22.4 percent; iron and steel scrap, up 20.9 percent, and metals and products, up 19.2 percent.
    • The groups showing a decrease in weekly traffic included: grain, down 25.6 percent, and coke, down 11.5 percent… For the first 42 weeks of 2011, U.S. railroad cumulative volume…was up 1.7 percent from the same point last year…[with] trailers and containers, up 5.3 percent from last year.

*http://pragcap.com/rail-traffic-continues-to-post-gains

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