Economic Analysis – Week of March 04, 2015

The markets are being influenced by the year-on-year numbers. Headline inflation increased by only 0.2% in January over one year, providing the Fed doves with an argument to keep rates low. There is a consensus that the economy only created 230,000 nonfarm jobs in February. The US economy continues to grow despite weak growth from Europe and Asia, as no US sector, except for manufacturing, is significantly affected.

More analysis of this week’s news by Econoday’s Senior Economist Mark Rogers:

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