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Tuesday, April 9, 2019
We recognize the risks and yet remain cautiously optimistic as we head into earnings season. We expect earnings to be a bit of a mixed bag which will concern many market participants more than it will concern us as we focus on longer-term developments....
Wednesday, February 20, 2019
We hope all of you up here in the North are keeping warm and safe during the polar vortexes, snow, and ice. For those of you further south, we are envious! Below you will find an in-depth economic analysis but many of you have indicated that a quick summary would be preferable for your needs. If you are one of those people please let us know and the following summary is for.
If you haven't taken a few moments to consider your financial plans for the future please give us a call, we would love to speak with you further about how we can help discover and accomplish your goals. Call us at (312) 372-5000 and ask to speak with John, Ryan or Brad....
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...
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