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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.
July 01 , 2021

ISM Factory Survey Indicates Highest Prices in Four Decades

The ISM manufacturing index slipped from 61.2 to 60.6 in June, still very strong historically, but down from a 38-year high in March. The Institute...

June 30 , 2021

Sorting the Pieces to this Week’s Economic Puzzle

The highlight of the week is expected to be the monthly labor market report released on Friday morning, but there is no shortage of data to chew in...

June 24 , 2021

Has Housing Demand Peaked?

There are indications that the remarkable pandemic-fueled housing run may be slowing …to a brisk jog. Total home sales in 2020 were the strongest in...

June 18 , 2021

Fed Offers Welcome Relief to the Short End

At the conclusion of the June FOMC meeting this afternoon, Fed officials announced no change in the overnight target rate and that they will continue...

June 18 , 2021

Short Yields Rise and Long Yields Plunge as Fed Member Goes Off Script

St. Louis Fed President James Bullard told CNBC’s Squawk Box this morning that he believes it would be prudent to begin hiking the overnight target...

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