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June 29, 2016 | Market Commentary

Conflicting Economic Data Points to Slow Growth There continues to be mixed economic data coming out of the U.S. For example, while manufacturing survey data remain soft and the jobs report released at the beginning of May came in below consensus forecasts, retail sales have been relatively …

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April 07, 2016 | Market Commentary

GDP Modestly Grows as Core Inflation Rises A revised estimate of real gross domestic product (GDP) showed the economy expanded at a 1.0% annualized rate in the fourth quarter of 2015, up from an initial estimate of 0.7% growth. A change to inventories accounted for nearly all of the upward …

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January 04, 2016 | Market Commentary

Profitability Has Largest Annual Drop Since 2009 The latest report on U.S. nonfarm payrolls showed they surged in October by the most this year. The addition of 271,000 jobs made up for weaker figures in August and September and pushed the three-month average for new jobs to about 190,000. The …

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October 07, 2015 | Market Commentary

Real GDP Growth Rises Higher than Expected World financial markets swooned during August as concerns over slowing global economic growth resurfaced. Recent reports on the U.S. economy remained generally good, however, and this helped quell investor nerves to a degree near month-end. Among the …

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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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