Market Commentary

Fed Signals Rate Hike, Ongoing Supply Issues, US Households in Better Shape

January 17th, 2022
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Federal Reserve to rase rates in March, good and bad news for supply chain, American households in better shape than pre-pandemic

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Fed Concerned About Prices, Historic U.S. Job market, Supply Chain Improves

January 10th, 2022
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Jobless claims hit 52-year low, Fed signals more urgency on taper and rates, improved supply may relieve inflation pressure.

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Omicron’s Economic Effect, Wages Going Up, 2022 Corporate Earnings

January 4th, 2022
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Omicron less damaging than previous waves, wage hikes offset inflation, 2022 earnings expected to normalize

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3 Key Economic Trends to Watch in 2022

December 28th, 2021
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The market had a solid 2021, but as 2022 approaches we should keep an eye on interest rates, corporate earnings, and the jobs market

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Fed’s Big Announcement, Retail Sales Up, Millennials Power Home Sales

December 27th, 2021
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Fed signals rate rises in 2022, U.S. consumers power strong holiday sales, housing prices continue to rise

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Tight Labor Market, Fed Plans Pivot, Omicron Impact on Asian Manufacturing

December 13th, 2021
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11 million U.S. job openings vs. 6.9 million unemployed, Fed likely to accelerate taper, assessing Omicron effects on Asian labor

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Strong Start for Holiday Spending, Impact of Omicron, Jobless Claims at Record Low

December 6th, 2021
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Holiday spending expected to jump 10%, new variant’s impact may be muted by vaccines and other measures, jobless claims hit 52-year low.

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4 Market Factors to Watch as We Close Out 2021

November 30th, 2021
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Housing and energy prices on the rise, the Fed Chairman plans for second term, labor shortages could persist into 2022

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Consumers Still Spending, $1 Trillion Infrastructure Bill Passed, U.S. Job Growth

November 22nd, 2021
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Consumers buying despite supply woes and inflation, industrial production rebounds, U.S. job numbers post net gain

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Inflation and Producer Prices Rise, U.K. Hits a Soft Patch

November 14th, 2021
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Debate continues about whether inflation is transitory or more permanent, supply issues and messy Brexit fuel U.K. slowdown

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