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May 25, 2021

The Markets – May 25, 2021

The Markets What do markets hate? They hate uncertainty, and recently there has been plenty of it. Some of the questions plaguing economists and pundits include: […]
May 19, 2021
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The Markets – May 18, 2021

The Markets Uncle Inflation is here. Will he overstay his welcome? Ever since the financial crisis, central banks have pursued expansionary monetary policies to encourage reflation […]
May 11, 2021

The Markets – May 11, 2021

The Markets It wasn’t just the price of pork chops. Like a gender reveal gone wrong, last week’s employment report delivered an unexpected surprise. Economists estimated […]
May 4, 2021

The Markets – May 04, 2021

The Markets It’s Spring and economic recovery is in the air. Last week, the Bureau of Economic Analysis reported the U.S. economy grew at a 6.4 […]
April 27, 2021

The Markets – April 27, 2021

The Markets It wasn’t just the price of pork chops. Last week, as investors weighed the news, strong corporate earnings were offset by higher grocery prices […]
April 20, 2021

The Markets – April 20, 2021

The Markets Where are Treasury bonds going? The direction of bond yields is influenced by investors’ expectations for economic growth, among other factors. When economic growth […]
April 13, 2021

The Markets – April 13, 2021

The Markets Investors didn’t stumble over inflation last week. Why not? Inflation – rising prices of goods and services – can be measured in a variety […]
April 6, 2021

The Markets – April 06, 2021

The Markets Zoom, zoom, zoom. Big economies tend to recover from recessions about as quickly as semi-trucks accelerate from stop lights. In other words, recovery tends […]
March 30, 2021

The Markets – March 30, 2021

The Markets Last week, unemployment claims were looking good and consumers were feeling good. The number of Americans applying for first-time unemployment benefits declined. Just 684,000 […]