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Author Archives: Sam Wardwell
Last week in the capital markets: Bonds sold off globally in the week before the Fed meeting. It was a quiet week for economic news, and the geopolitical front was relatively quiet (less fighting but more sanctions in Europe, moving … Continue reading
Concerns about the Ukraine and Islamic State remained high last week, but diminished at week-end on news of a cease-fire in Ukraine and NATO resolve to address the Islamic State. The European Central Bank (ECB) surprised markets (bullishly), and U.S. … Continue reading
Last week in the capital markets: A Quiet Last Week of August. Economic news again suggested the U.S. economy is fine, while Asia and Europe are facing headwinds. Mario Draghi’s dovish-sounding speech at Jackson Hole a week ago was probably … Continue reading
As the economy and labor market improve, quantitative easing (QE) is wound down and the first rate hike draws nearer, the language of the Fed evolves accordingly. Both the minutes of the June FOMC meeting and the remarks of Fed … Continue reading
Last week’s data provided a mixed picture of the economy. Businesses produced more, but demand growth was soft. That combination suggests slower future economic growth, not acceleration (but still growth, not recession). Some points to note: The NFIB Small Business Optimism … Continue reading