Showing posts from April, 2017

Animal Spirits: Total New Housing Under Construction

Total New Housing Under Construction
Economic Animal Spirits

Animal Spirits - Voluntary Quits

Animal Spirits - Voluntary Quits. United States of America, Labor Economics and Statistics, 2016-2017

Congressional Insight: Georgia's District Six

Data Dump:
State of Georgia, Congressional District Six (6)

Unofficial Results From Special Election (Jungle Primary ) April 19, 2017

PartyPolVotes%DemocraticJon Ossoff92,39048RepublicanKaren Handel37,93320RepublicanBob Gray20,75511RepublicanJudson Hill16,8489Republican

Erdogan AKP Turkish Matters

Details and info on non-english speaking referendums via Wikipedia. Make sure to donate to them. - CH

Description of proposed amendments - Wikipedia link

Proposal #
Description of change

Article 9
The judiciary is required to act on condition of impartiality.

Article 75
The number of seats in the Parliament is raised from 550 to 600.

Article 76
The age requirement to stand as a candidate in an election to be lowered from 25 to 18, while the condition of having to complete compulsory military service is to be removed. Individuals with relations to the military would be ineligible to run for election.

Article 77
Parliamentary terms are extended from four to five years. Parliamentary and presidential elections will be held on the same day every five years, with presidential elections going to a run-off if no candidate wins a simple majority in the first round.

Article 87
The functions of Parliament are
Making, changing, removing laws.
Accepting international con…

Baker Hughes Metrics April 13, 2017

For the 13th week in a row...April 13 (Reuters) - U.S. drillers added oil rigs for a 13th week in a row, with the number of active rigs rising to near a two-year high, as energy companies boost spending on new production to take advantage of a recovery in crude prices. Drillers added 11 oil rigs in the week to April 13, bringing the total count to 683, the highest since April 2015, energy services firm Baker Hughes Inc said on Thursday. At this time a year ago, there were 351 active oil rigs. Much of the weekly gain can be attributed to Texas's Permian basin, which added eight rigs on the week. There are 339 active rigs in the Permian, located largely in the western part of Texas, 200 more than at this time last year.

From April 13th:
Bake Hughes : U.S. Baker Hughes U.S. Rig Count Weekly: Prior: 839.00, Actual: 847.00
Country: US Source: Bake Hughes Prior: 839.00 Actual: 847.00 Date: 13-Apr-2017 17:00:00
Frequency: Weekly Period: 14-04-2017 Relevance: Low URL: http://www.bakerhu…

China, USD & JPY FX - Two Charts

China Currency Overview

The two yuan.

@ BBC: The "Renminbi" is the official name of the currency introduced by the Communist People's Republic of China at the time of its foundation in 1949. It means "the people's currency". "Yuan" is the name of a unit of the renminbi currency. An analogy can be drawn with "pound sterling" (the official name of the British currency) and "pound" - a denomination of the pound sterling. Something may cost £1 or £10. It would not be correct to say that it cost 10 sterling.

China has another set of codes for the FX markets.
CNY = onshore
CNH = offshore
The CNH doesn’t fluctuate within a tight band like CNY, and it is perceived to be free of China’s government control due to the trading taking place offshore in Hong Kong.