Market Commentary

U.S. Economy Reviving Slowly, Shaky Shale Industry, U.S. Getting Older

June 1st, 2020
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Economic activity ticks up slowly, low demand threatens shale industry, record-low U.S. births in 2019

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Powell and Mnuchin Differ, Oil Stabilizes, U.S.-China Relationship

May 26th, 2020
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Jobless benefits may affect labor market, Fed and Treasury views diverge, oil futures bet on rebound

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What Recovery Could Look Like, U.S. Manufacturer Woes, Plus More

May 18th, 2020
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China may be a model for U.S. recovery, the upside of lowered expectations, manufacturing’s long slow decline

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Unemployment Silver Lining, States and Countries Start to Re-open, Plus More

May 11th, 2020
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Housing prices steady, how German factories stayed open, unemployed numbers may reverse quickly

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GDP Declines, Consumer Confidence Plummets, Fed Intervenes

May 4th, 2020
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First look at Q1 earnings, consumers ready for re-opening, market looks to Q3/Q4 recovery

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When to Reopen Economy, Big Tech Booming, Oil Deal Struck

April 20th, 2020
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Debate over best time to get back to work, tech firms are hiring, oil producers make deal to cut production

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Behind Jobless Numbers, Fed Doing Even More, Rays of Hope

April 13th, 2020
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A look behind 10 million unemployment claims, Fed adds more stimulus, some good news from China

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Recession Looms, Government Responds, Industries That Are Thriving

March 30th, 2020
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As the downturn takes hold, some sectors are booming, and the government adds $2 trillion stimulus

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Recession Odds Rise, Fed Makes Moves, Stimulus Package Coming

March 23rd, 2020
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Volatility is here for a while, recession likelihood rises, Fed and US government respond

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Oil Price War Adds to Coronavirus Economic Fallout

March 16th, 2020
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Saudis boost production to punish Russians, more virus fallout priced into market, Fed response.

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