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By Scott McIntyre, CFA

Economic Commentary

Economic news and data drive Fed interest rate policy and financial market movement. The problem for many investors is sorting through the massive volume of news and numbers to separate the critical information from the noise. Our economic commentaries provide clear explanation of key events in layman’s terms, as well as regular interest rate updates.
May 04 , 2022

Fed Hikes 50; Markets Cheer Fed Resolve

At conclusion of the third FOMC meeting of the year, Fed officials announced the first half point rate hike since 2000, pushing the overnight rate...

May 02 , 2022

Bond Yields Climb on More Inflation Evidence

Friday’s slate of economic data threw more gas onto the inflation bonfire, sending bond yields higher and elevating talk of a 75 basis point hike...

April 28 , 2022

Markets Looks Past Negative GDP Headline

This morning’s initial estimate of first quarter gross domestic product (GDP) showed the U.S. economy contracted by -1.4%, a sharp decline from the...

April 20 , 2022

Mortgage Borrowers Lose Ground to Cash Buyers

This morning, total mortgage applications dropped for the 10th time in the last 11 weeks as fast rising mortgage rates increasingly push non-cash...

April 14 , 2022

Retail Sales Indicate Underlying Weakness, but Central Bank Comments Push Yields Higher

Overall retail sales climbed a seasonally-adjusted +0.5% in March, just below the +0.6% median forecast. The headline miss was mitigated a bit as the...

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