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By Jill Mislinski On Wednesday, December 13th, 2017
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Treasury Yields: A Long-Term Perspective

Let’s have a look at a long-term perspective on Treasury yields as of today’s close. The chart below shows the 10-Year Constant Maturity yield since 1962 along with the Federal Funds Rate (FFR) and inflation. More...

By Jill Mislinski On Tuesday, December 12th, 2017
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NFIB Small Business Survey: Index Near All-Time High

The latest issue of the Economic Trends came out this morning. The headline number for November came in at 107.5, up 3.7 from the previous month and near the all-time high reached in July 1983. The index is at More...

By Jill Mislinski On Friday, December 8th, 2017
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The Fed’s Financial Accounts: What Is Uncle Sam’s Largest Asset?

Note: We’ve updated the quiz based on Thursday’s release of Q3 2017 Financial Accounts of the United States (previously referred to as the Flow of Funds Accounts). Hint: The correct answer is the same More...

By Jill Mislinski On Friday, December 8th, 2017
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Weekly Unemployment Claims: Down Another 2K

Here is the opening statement from the Department of Labor: In the week ending December 2, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 236,000, a decrease of 2,000 from the previous week’s More...

By Jill Mislinski On Thursday, December 7th, 2017
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Treasury Snapshot: 10-Year Yield At 2.33%

Note: We’ve updated this commentary with data through today’s market close. Let’s take a closer look at recent activity in US Treasuries. The yield on the note ended the day at 2.33% and the 30-year More...

By Jill Mislinski On Thursday, November 30th, 2017
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Q3 Real GDP Per Capita: 2.53% Versus The 3.30% Headline Real GDP

The Second Estimate for Q3 came in at 3.3% (3.30% to two decimals), up from 3.1% in the Third Estimate of Q2 GDP. With a per-capita adjustment, the headline number is lower at 2.53% to two decimal points. Here More...

By Jill Mislinski On Tuesday, November 28th, 2017
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World Markets Update: Hang Seng Leads Gains

All eight indexes on our world watch list have posted gains for 2017 through November 27. The top performer thus far is Hong Kong’s with a gain of 34.93%, followed by India’s at 26.81%. In third is More...

By Jill Mislinski On Tuesday, November 28th, 2017
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Dallas Fed Manufacturing Outlook: Expansion Slow But Solid In November

This morning the released its Texas Manufacturing Outlook Survey (TMOS) for November. The latest general business activity index came in at 19.4, down from 27.6 in October. Here is an excerpt from the latest report: Texas More...

By Jill Mislinski On Tuesday, November 28th, 2017
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October New Home Sales Up 6.2%, Beats Forecast

This morning’s release of the October from the Census Bureau came in at 685K, up 6.2% month-over-month from a revised 645K in September. Seasonally adjusted estimates back to July were also revised. The Investing.com More...

By Jill Mislinski On Wednesday, November 22nd, 2017
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Chicago Fed: Growth Up In October

“Index points to a pickup in economic growth in October.” This is the headline for today’s release of the , and here is the opening paragraph from the report: Led by improvements in production-related More...