Insights

consumers

Subscribe to our newsletter

TOPICS:

Optimism returns to the markets as stocks hit new highs

The Big Number The spread between the 2-year and 10-year rates on U.S. treasuries. What this meansThe spread between U.S....

U.S. – China trade deal helps push S&P 500 to record highs

The Big Number The rally in the British pound against the U.S. dollar over the past two weeks. What this...

Strong jobs report drives markets higher at week’s end

The Big NumberThe difference in the number of service sector jobs created compared to manufacturing jobs since the beginning of...

Markets move higher as the holiday period kicks off

The Big NumberThe average spent per shopper during the 2018 holiday period. What this meansMany investors are expecting another strong...

Stocks retreat from record highs, end week slightly lower

The Big NumberThe spread in the yield of CCC-rated high yield bonds over the equivalent U.S. treasury interest rate. What...

Stocks at record levels on positive “mood music” around trade talks

The Big NumberThe current measure of retail investor sentiment as tracked by a weekly survey conducted by the American Association...

Stocks post fifth positive week in a row

The Big NumberThe exchange rate of the Chinese Yuan against the U.S. dollar as set by the People’s Bank of...

Federal Reserve cuts rates, S&P 500, Nasdaq hit new highs

The Big Number The reduction in the Federal Funds rate so far this year. Market Notes The U.S. Federal Reserve...

Better than expected earnings provide reason for investor optimism

Muted inflation expectations may lead to further rate cuts

The Big NumberThe expected change in prices (inflation) during the next 5-10 years, as compiled by the University of Michigan....

Cautious Investors Look to Defensive Sectors

Bright spots in the U.S. economy last week included better-than-expected initial jobless claims, a strong showing from the Philadelphia Fed...

Latest Market Volatility Affects Stocks

Prices on U.S. goods and services have generally been rising at roughly the pace investors expected, according to the latest...

Unemployment Rate Hits 48-Year-Low to Start Fourth Quarter

Domestic economic data was mixed last week. The biggest headline was that the U.S. added 134,000 new jobs in September—significantly...

Fed Raises Rates as Third Quarter Comes to a Close

The Fed, as expected, raised a key short-term interest rate last week as the U.S. economy exhibited a mix of...

Investors Shrug Off Trade Concerns and Push Stocks Higher

Weekly initial jobless claims came in much lower than expected last week, while the Philadelphia Fed manufacturing index significantly exceeded...

Investors Cheer Strong Consumers, Moderate Inflation

Optimistic consumers and lower-than-expected inflation characterized much of the economic news in the U.S. last week. The University of Michigan...
You are now leaving this website to go to HorizonMutualFunds.com

Connect product to planning with the Horizon technology suite. Goals-based strategies, cutting edge software.

Explore mutual funds managed by Horizon Investments.