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 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...

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,...

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