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 01 , 2021

Politics Take Center Stage Despite Heavy Data Week

This week brought dozens of economic releases, but political headlines commanded the market’s attention and muffled any impact the data might have...

September 24 , 2021

Lean Supply Remains the Dominant Housing Story

The housing market has cooled a bit in recent months, but demand is still outpacing supply by a wide margin. Although new construction has picked up,...

September 22 , 2021

Powell’s Q&A Indicates QE Taper to Conclude Next Summer

The official statement released at the conclusion of the September FOMC meeting held few surprises, but Powell's post meeting press conference was...

September 16 , 2021

Consumer Spending is Surprisingly Strong in the Final Month of the Second COVID Summer

The emergence of the Delta variant in July caused consumers to tap the brakes on spending, but as the summer wore on, purchases apparently resumed....

September 14 , 2021

Consumer Inflation Moderates Before Next Week’s Fed Meeting

The August consumer price index indicated price pressures may be heading lower, allowing Fed officials additional time to assess the recent economic...

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