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.
February 10 , 2021

Future Inflation Likely to be Much Warmer, but January Prices are Still Cool

Consumer prices were well behaved in January as headline CPI climbed by +0.3% and core CPI was unchanged for the second straight month. Energy prices...

February 05 , 2021

Weakening Labor Picture Strengthens Stimulus Bid

The January employment report was a disappointment with just 49k jobs added to company payrolls, less than half of the median forecast. The...

February 03 , 2021

Purchasing Managers Expect Better Days

This morning, the non-manufacturing ISM report showed rising optimism among service sector purchasing managers. The overall index rose from 57.7 to...

January 29 , 2021

Rising Income and Elevated Savings Bode Well for Future Spending

Most analysts expect continued deceleration in the pace of GDP growth in the first quarter of 2021, but recent data and encouraging vaccine progress...

January 27 , 2021

Fed Stands Pat; Powell Dodges GameStop Question

In the official statement released this afternoon at the conclusion of the two-day FOMC meeting, Fed officials acknowledged that the pace of economic...

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