All Posts Tagged: Congress

Investment Insights: Don’t mix politics with pleasure

Wade Balliet
Posted by Wade Balliet
Investment Strategy
Capitol in Washington, D.C., as dusk arrives and lights illuminate the building, with its reflection in a pool in the foreground.

While the two heavyweight contenders praised themselves and traded verbal blows, the markets have been churning on lackluster economic data coupled with a divided Federal Reserve.

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Instant Analysis: Key insights from Chair Yellen’s testimony before Congress

Scott Anderson
Chief Economist
Eagle sculpture above the stone wall inscribed "Federal Reserve" on the institution

Today Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen kept her options open; there was no additional information on timing or number of Fed interest rate hikes this year.

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U.S. Outlook: A part-time economy? Not exactly.

Scott Anderson
Chief Economist
Graph showing how part-time employment has been declining.

Evidence doesn’t support the contention that most of the jobs created in this recovery are part-time.

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