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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.
December 10 , 2021

No Surprise: Consumer Inflation Soars to 39-year High

The consumer price index (CPI) rose +0.8% in November, dragging the year-over-year headline increase up from +6.2% to +6.8%, the highest since 1982....

December 09 , 2021

Jobless Claims Plunge to 50-year Low

This morning, initial jobless claims for the week ending December 4th dropped to 184,000, the lowest weekly count since 1969. These claims represent...

December 03 , 2021

Conflicting Labor Report to Test Fed Resolve

Fed officials are generally expected to announce an increase in the QE taper pace on December 15th, but this morning’s apparently weak (but maybe not...

December 01 , 2021

ISM Hints at Easing Bottlenecks

The headline ISM Manufacturing Index climbed from 60.8 to 61.1 in the November survey, continuing to indicate historically strong factory demand,...

November 30 , 2021

Markets Swing on Omicron Uncertainty and Powell’s Take

The short end of the bond market, which takes its cue from expected Fed policy, has swung wildly in recent days as it grapples with persistently high...

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