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Surging Spending on Big-Ticket Items, What Does It Mean for Inflation?

They’re very different Presidents, but what Joe Biden and Donald Trump have in common is their drive to make America’s...

Inflation Fixation, Bubble Trouble

They’re very different Presidents, but what Joe Biden and Donald Trump have in common is their drive to make America’s...

Small-Cap EPS Growth Is Expected to Be 4x Faster than S&P 500

Like the famous Energizer Bunny, small-capitalization stocks keep on going versus their larger peers. Year to date, the S&P Small-Cap...

Markets Rise Following Testimony from Fed Chairman Powell

BIG NUMBER-0.34% (Click the chart below to view and download) WHAT IT ISThe year-to-date decline in the 10-year global real...

Stocks Close Near Record Highs as Dollar Strengthens

BIG NUMBER34% (Click the chart below to view and download) WHAT IT ISThe amount the U.S. trade weighted dollar has...

Assets in Money Market Funds Hit New Record

BIG NUMBER$3.18 Trillion (Click the chart below to view and download) WHAT IT ISThe amount of money held in U.S....

Markets Rally as Fed Indicates It May Ease Rates

BIG NUMBER$13 Trillion - Global Negative Aggregate Yielding Debt (Click the chart below to view and download) WHAT IT ISThe...

Slow Week in the Markets as Investors Await Fed

BIG NUMBER83% Probability of Fed Funds rate cut by July 31st(Click the chart below to view and download) WHAT IT...

Jobless Rate Remains Near 50-Year Low

BIG NUMBER3.6% - U.S. Unemployment Rate for May(Click the chart below to view and download) WHAT IT ISThe May unemployment...

Markets Continue to Focus on Trade Issues

It was a week when politics tended to overshadow economics, with stocks selling off and U.S. Treasuries rallying.  The S&P...

Markets Down Slightly as China Trade Dispute Continues

Hopes for a quick resolution to the China trade dispute faded this past week, and the market had to come...

Trade Dispute with China Dominates Markets

The trade dispute with China dominated markets during the week, beginning with President Trump’s Sunday night tweet announcing plans to...

Fed Continues Its Wait and See Approach

April jobs numbers came out well above economists’ estimates, bringing the jobless rate to a 49-year low at 3.6%. The...

GDP Surprises, Up 3.2% in 1Q

The U.S. Commerce Department reported first-quarter GDP on Friday, and it was a pleasant surprise, up 3.2% compared to expectations...

Jobless Numbers Stay Near 50-year Low

Stocks saw modest returns last week as earnings season kicked into high gear. The S&P 500 closed in on earlier...

Earnings Season Kicks Off With the Big Banks

Earnings season kicked into high gear last week with the first reports from the big banks, J.P. Morgan and Wells...

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