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November 09, 2017

Don’t Rule Out That Raise

As Federal Reserve policymakers move further along on plans for monetary policy normalization, they will look to key inflation indicators in deciding the appropriate pace of tightening. One of those key indicators, wage growth, has been disappointingly modest over the course of the current business cycle according to some measures.

November 06, 2017

November 2017 Perspective

In recent months, we have discussed the emergence of a synchronized global expansion unfolding across most economic regions.

November 06, 2017

Monthly Outlook - November

We discuss the new Federal Reserve chair, U.S. economic growth, and more in our Monthly Outlook Update video for November.

October 31, 2017

Research Note: A Closer Look at Wage Growth

October marks the eight-year anniversary of the first and only month since the early 1980s that headline unemployment reached 10% in the United States. A lot has changed in the intervening eight years.

October 26, 2017

FAQs: Current Environment and Recent Events – What Does it Mean to Investors?

With the U.S. stock market reaching new highs, uncertainty surrounding policy implementation, and a series of natural disasters, we’ve recently received a number of questions on potential impacts to the economy and investors. In the below Q&A we answer your most frequently asked questions on these topics.

October 12, 2017

Retail Closures on Record Pace

The state of U.S. retailing continues to dominate headlines in 2017 as retailers grapple with the ramifications of a rapidly changing industry. It has become commonplace to hear of retailer plans to shutter or aggressively scale-back on brick-and-mortar locations. The challenges highlight the impact of e-commerce and changing consumer demands.

October 10, 2017

Protecting Your Information After the Equifax Data Breach

As you have likely already heard, Equifax, one of the three large American credit agencies (along with Experian and TransUnion) was hacked earlier this year. Hackers stole the names, addresses, birth dates, and Social Security numbers of approximately 143 million people.

October 09, 2017

Monthly Outlook - October

What will quantitative tightening mean for the U.S. economy? We discuss in our new video.