All Posts Tagged: interest rates

Investment Insights: Powell hawks, Trump balks

Wade Balliet
Posted by Wade Balliet
Investment Strategy
Large plaza in North Korea with ceremonial flags, no people.

While this compromise with North Korea is a historic event for U.S. and international diplomacy, Trump’s stance on America’s closest allies may be a much larger issue.

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Instant Analysis: FOMC delivers on rate hike; statement and dot plot turn hawkish

Scott Anderson
Chief Economist
Federal Reserve building (Washington DC) at dusk.

For now the Fed is throwing caution to the wind and is pressing ahead with steady rate hikes this year, despite growing downside risks from trade. 

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Investment Insights: What is the 800-pound hawk in financial markets?

Wade Balliet
Posted by Wade Balliet
Investment Strategy
Federal Reserve building at dusk

Investors have continued to grapple with the double-edged sword of a strengthening economy.

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U.S. Outlook: Reading the tea leaves from the Loan Officer Survey

Scott Anderson
Chief Economist
Middle-aged couple talking to a female banker, who

What stood out to us was continued broad-based weakness in loan demand.

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