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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.
May 12 , 2021

April Prices Run Hot

The Consumer Price Index (CPI) rose by a seasonally-adjusted +0.8% in April, well above the +0.2% median forecast. It was the biggest monthly gain...

May 07 , 2021

Markets Rally on Shocking Payroll Miss

The experts were in agreement: non-farm payrolls would surge again in April. They were wrong. In perhaps the biggest economic data disappointment in...

May 05 , 2021

Purchasing Managers Indicate Inability to Meet Rising Demand

The ISM purchasing managers indexes for April told similar stories of widespread supply shortages, increasing price pressure and challenges in...

April 29 , 2021

Q1 GDP is Solid, but Short of the Whisper

The initial reading of first quarter GDP came in at a quarter-over-quarter, annualized rate of +6.4%, a bit below the +6.7% median forecast, but well...

April 28 , 2021

Market Yawns as Fed Treads Familiar Path

Fed officials concluded their two day FOMC meeting this afternoon, with no change in the overnight funds target or the amount of monthly assert...

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