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Wednesday, December 19, 2018No changes in the second estimate of third quarter GDP growth
Data releases show a relatively strong start for fourth quarter GDP, but growth seems to have peaked
Oil market rout has led to a crash in oil prices
November payrolls come in below market expectations; labor earnings gains cool down
A more dovish Fed has cast doubts about the pace of monetary...
Tuesday, November 20, 2018The economy expanded at 3.5% (annualized) in the third quarter of 2018
Economic data releases solid, but reflect some softening of growth
The housing market continues to disappoint, with falling sales and softer prices
Oil prices are off their early October peak as the supply-demand balance shifts
Labor markets continue to tighten, with 250,000 new jobs...
Wednesday, October 17, 2018Data releases underscore a robust economy
With the prospect of U.S. sanctions on Iranian oil exports looming , oil prices surge
The Fed raised the benchmark rate by 0.25%, as expected, with a fourth rate increase expected in December and indicated that it is staying the course
The global economy presents a mixed picture, with growth being hit by a Chinese...
Monday, September 17, 2018Second quarter economic growth revised slightly upward to 4.2% (annualized)
Data releases underscore continued economic strength
Trade deficit widens sharply in July
Oil markets tighten in anticipation of U.S. sanctions on Iranian oil exports
Robust employment growth in August, with 201,000 new positions
Inflation picks up
Fed Chair Powell compares monetary...
Monday, August 20, 2018Economic growth accelerated to 4.1% (annualized) in the second quarter
Consumer confidence and households’ spending remains strong
The economy added 157,000 jobs in July, with unemployment down to 3.9%
Bearish sentiment drives oil markets, but supply constraints loom
Inflation is steadying at 2%, and the Fed remains on its tightening track
Tuesday, July 17, 2018Data releases provide a mixed, but overall positive picture
Oil prices surge on geopolitical risks
Another solid jobs report, with 213,000 jobs created in June
Inflation picks up; the Fed is expected to stay the course towards monetary policy normalization
Escalating trade tensions raise concerns about global growth
The U.S. economy is poised to accelerate...
Friday, June 15, 2018The economy is expected to accelerate after a slow start to the year
Oil prices soften after surge in response to OPEC/Russia output pledges
Strong payrolls number: 223,000 jobs created in May
Inflation remains below the Fed target
The Fed is expected to increase interest rates at the June FOMC meeting
Global growth loses some of its shine, but remains on...
Wednesday, May 16, 2018Economic growth tapered in the first quarter to 2.3% (annualized)
Oil prices continue to surge as a result of supply constraints, strong demand and rising geopolitical risks
The economy created 164,000 jobs in April, steady but below expectations
Inflation picks up, but the Fed keeps rates unchanged
The 10-year bond yield jumps to 3% in response to higher...
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