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.
October 22 , 2021

Housing Data Dominates a Light Data Week

Market focus remains squarely on negotiations surrounding the Democrat’s evolving spending proposal and persistent inflationary pressure. Bond...

October 15 , 2021

Consumer Spending Perks up as the Quarter Ends

GDP growth has clearly slowed in the third quarter, but consumer spending should enter the final quarter of the year with solid momentum. Retail...

October 13 , 2021

Market Yields Mixed as Inflationary Pressure Persists

All eyes are on inflation, and the September Consumer Price Index (CPI) indicates it isn’t receding as Fed officials had expected. Last month’s...

October 08 , 2021

Making Sense of Another Head-Scratching Payroll Miss

Nonfarm payrolls rose by just +194k in September, well below the +500k median forecast and all but one of the 71 economist forecasts tallied by...

October 06 , 2021

2021 Q3 Economic Recap and Rate Outlook

The biggest surprise of the third quarter was the rapid spread of the Delta variant which abruptly reversed a five-month downtrend in new Covid...

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