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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.
April 12 , 2022

Markets Rally as Inflation Meets Expectations

Headline consumer inflation reached a fresh four-decade high in March, prompting an odd rally in both stocks and bonds. The explanation was simply...

April 08 , 2022

Economic Summary – Q1 2022

The first quarter of 2022 showed (yet again) just how quickly the economy can turn. Fourth quarter GDP rose by an annualized +6.9%, making 2021 the...

April 06 , 2022

FOMC Minutes Signal Balance Sheet Reduction Next Month

The minutes to the March FOMC were expected to reveal committee discussion on the timing and magnitude of the Fed’s balance sheet reduction. This...

April 05 , 2022

ISM Survey Shows Service Sector Improvement

This morning, the ISM non-manufacturing index for March indicated the U.S. service sector is growing more optimistic after a sharp decline in new...

April 01 , 2022

Another Solid Jobs Report Keeps Fed on Aggressive Path

U.S. companies added +431k jobs in March, while upward revisions increased the January/February count by an additional +95k. Although March payroll...

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