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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.
January 06 , 2022

Signs of a More Hawkish Fed and Labor Market Improvement Push Yields Higher

Earlier this week, the December ISM manufacturing survey indicated factory improvement despite a decline in the headline composite, which fell from...

January 04 , 2022

2021 Q4 Economic Recap and Rate Outlook

The fourth quarter began amid a fast-retreating Delta variant case count and ended in the midst of sky-rocketing cases of Omicron, a highly...

December 22 , 2021

Home Prices Likely to Remain Under Pressure in 2022

In 2020, total home sales in the U.S. reached a 14-year high, pushing the median sales price up +9% to its highest level on record. When 2021 began,...

December 15 , 2021

Fed’s Claws Back Credibility with a More Hawkish Policy Shift

As expected, Fed policy-makers emerged from their two-day FOMC meeting this afternoon to announce a doubling of the taper pace they’d declared in...

December 15 , 2021

Retail Sales Sag in November

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By Scott McIntyre

Headline retail sales rose by just +0.3% last month, well short of the +0.8% median forecast and...

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