All Posts Tagged: interest rates

Top 10 investment signposts to watch for in 2014

Wade Balliet
Posted by Wade Balliet
Investment Strategy
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The U.S. economy shows signs of an active sustainable recovery for the first time in six years, with steady growth anticipated as international markets continue to break through their slumps.

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U.S. Outlook: Is the housing recovery back on track?

Scott Anderson
Chief Economist
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Recent October data suggests home sales bounced back from a summer swoon, but other factors are showing signs of weakness.

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Instant Analysis: October FOMC minutes

Scott Anderson
Chief Economist
Federal Reserve

Key observations: October FOMC minutes were not dovish enough for markets. Solid jobs reports could trigger tapering announcement in January. The minutes of the October FOMC meeting were not dovish enough for the markets to sustain their recent rally. Both stock and bonds sold off in the afternoon following the release of the minutes. The […]

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U.S. Outlook: What the employment report is telling us

Scott Anderson
Chief Economist
Graph of the unemployment rate.

My main focus in this week’s U.S. Outlook is the September employment report and what it could mean for our country’s economic future. Below is a brief summary followed by a link to the full report, delivered on Oct. 25, 2013. Key observations: There was little to cheer about in September’s jobs numbers, and there […]

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