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The two-step process of saving

Recipients of government spending can hold receipts in the form of a bank deposit, can withdraw cash, or can use the deposit to spend on goods, services, or assets. In the first case, no further portfolio effects occur. In the second case,…

Chart of the Day: Consumer Confidence

I don’t ascribe that much importance to confidence data as a leading indicator. Moreover, as we saw during the 2000s, low consumer savings can bolster GDP growth for quite a long time. Nevertheless, I agree with the underlying message here,…

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