This Week's State Of The Economy - What Is Ahead? - 11 March 2022

By: Taro Chellaram /Wells Fargo Economics & Financial Report/Mar 16, 2022

This Week's State Of The Economy - What Is Ahead? - 11 March 2022

Russia's invasion of Ukraine continues to consume nearly all media attention and has created a level of volatility that is not yet reflected in the data released this week, which was mostly collected from that time long ago before the Russian invasion of Ukraine.  Some data points that still seem relevant are the U.S. trade deficit, which widened to a record $89.7B in January, while job openings remained elevated and consumer prices continued their string of white-hot gains in February.  My “commodity of the day” today is Nickel.  Check it out on p. 11.  It was $27,582/metric ton just last Friday and $48,241/metric ton today.  Wow.




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