GDP & Gold's Disinflation Plunge

by Ashraf Laidi | 29 May, 2014
The bigger than expected downward revision in US Q2 GDP to -1.0% from an initial reading of +0.1% mainly resulted from an inventory drawdown of 1.62% (three times what was originally expected),... More...

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