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January 05, 2015 | Market Commentary

Lower Gas Prices Unshackle Consumer Spending The usual flow of monthly information on the domestic economy did not reveal any major surprises over the past few weeks. U.S. retail sales rose 0.3% during October, erasing declines from September that were similar in magnitude. Of the 13 main retail …

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October 02, 2014 | Market Commentary

Upward Trends for the U.S. Economy Regarding the latest domestic economic releases, most have been fairly robust. Among the more oft-cited bright spots recently are Institute for Supply Management (ISM) surveys, hiring, and lending. In contrast, other key economic components have displayed signs …

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January 06, 2014 | Market Commentary

Economic Trends Show Improvement Recent data suggest that the domestic economy was gaining some momentum leading up to the government shutdown. Real Gross Domestic Product (GDP) expanded at a 2.8% annualized pace from July through September according to the Bureau of Economic Analysis’ advance …

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October 08, 2013 | Market Commentary

New Jobs Begin to Create Economic Optimism All eyes will be on members of the Federal Open Market Committee when they meet in mid-September to deliberate on the future course for domestic monetary policy. At this point, the market consensus is expecting the committee to agree to slow the pace of …


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