Recent Financial News

Inflation Still Soft in July

08/14/2017 — The economic calendar was on the sparse side this week, the most important item being this morning’s CPI update on the inflation picture, which was softer than expected.

Labor Market Dodges Summer Slowdown

08/07/2017 — Flat June readings for real spending and headline PCE inflation capped a ho-hum first half for the consumer and price growth.

The U.S. Economy Rose 2.6 Percent in Q2

07/31/2017 — The first look at economic growth in the second quarter came in at 2.6 percent, boosted by strong performances in personal consumption, nonresidential investment and trade.

Key Economic Indicators Mixed in June

07/17/2017 — All eyes were on Chair Janet Yellen this week as she gave testimony at the Semiannual Monetary Policy meeting to Congress.

Consumer Remains on Solid Footing

07/03/2017 — There were two key takeaways from economic data released this week.

Buckle Up for the Oil Price Roller Coaster Ride

06/26/2017 — Brent crude oil, the international benchmark, and West Texas Intermediate (WTI) fell below $45 per barrel during the week amid renewed angst about persistent oversupply.

Monetary Policy in a Less Data-Dependent World

06/19/2017 — The FOMC raised its short-term target rate 25 basis points at its June meeting to 1.0–1.25 percent, and published an addendum to lay the foundation for normalizing the Fed’s balance sheet despite a recent weakening trend in inflation.

Calm Before the Storm-

06/12/2017 — It was a quiet data week in the United States before a slew of economic data and events next week, including a highly anticipated Federal Open Market Committee meeting.

Economic Data Point Toward a Stronger Q2

06/05/2017 — The May nonfarm payroll report showed an additional 138,000 jobs added to the U.S. labor market with the unemployment rate declining to 4.3 percent.

Quieter Week Reiterates Generally Solid Fundamentals

05/30/2017 — New information released this week pertaining to the housing market showed that sales of new and existing sales slipped in April after getting an early start to a very robust spring selling season.

Economic Data Offer Mixed Signals-

05/22/2017 — Industrial production, a key barometer for the manufacturing sector, jumped 1.o percent in April, surpassing expectations for a more modest increase.

Mixed Signals on Inflation to Start Q2

05/15/2017 — Survey data from businesses suggest that the labor market continues to tighten.

The Economic Narrative Carries into Q2

05/08/2017 — The ISM manufacturing index dipped in April but remained firmly in expansionary territory, while its services counterpart rose to a solid 57.8 reading.

Q1 Growth Comes in a Paltry 0.7 Percent

05/01/2017 — Residual seasonality likely deserved some of the blame in the weak numbers in this morning’s Q1 GDP report, and the slowdown in personal consumption was also a major factor.

The Expansion Plods Along in a Quiet Data Week

04/24/2017 — Housing market data were generally mixed this week, with builder confidence and housing starts declining while existing home sales rose.

The Hard Data Looks a Bit Soft

04/17/2017 — Headline retail sales fell in line with expectations in March, while February’s already soft print was revised lower.

Smaller Job Gains Likely Temporary

04/10/2017 — The nonfarm payroll gain for March came in at 98,000, much lower than the expected 180,000.

A Slow Start to the Year

04/04/2017 — Consumer spending was soft again in February, rising just 0.1 percent for the month while personal income growth remained robust, rising 0.4 percent.

Hard Data Still Not as Spectacular as Survey Data

03/27/2017 — Hard data from the U.S. housing market and durable goods orders from U.S. factories in February were mixed.

Two More Rate Hikes in the Cards This Year

03/20/2017 — • The Federal Reserve raised its short-term target rate 25 bps at its March FOMC meeting, with one dissent.

Employment Confirms Fed Is Set for a Hike in March

03/13/2017 — Nonfarm employment rose by 235,000 in February amid strength in the goods producing sector.

Confidence is Key

03/06/2017 — The week was packed with key economic data releases and speeches by Federal Reserve officials.

U.S. Housing Market Remains Solid

02/27/2017 — In a light week of U.S. economic indicators, we focus on the housing market with existing home sales and the FHFA home price index released during the week.

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