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Equity Update - Domestic Stock Markets

Major U.S. stock indices reached new highs in July as earnings reported for companies in a host of industries were better than expected, leading to upward pricing pressures. Read more

Oil Prices Hit 7 Month High

U.S. crude oil prices, as measured by the West Texas Intermediate (WTI) benchmark reached a 7-month high in May, as prices traded over $50 per barrel, the highest levels since October 2015. Read more

U.S. New Home Sales Strongest Since 8 Years – Housing Update

Sales of new homes increased to an annualized rate of 619,000, the largest increase in eight years. Read more

Greece Debt Crisis Re-Emerges - International Fiscal Crisis

The debt woes of Greece of have been ongoing since 2009, when a severe recession led the country into a debt crisis. Read more

Fixed Income Update – Global Bond Markets

The Fed is ready for a rate increase this summer as comments made by Fed officials in May validated their confidence in the economy’s growth and rising inflationary
pressures. Read more

Equity Markets Overview - Domestic Stocks

U.S. equity indices were essentially flat for the month of May, as the S&P 500 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average both were up moderately for May. Read more

Who Owns Gold - Commodities Market Overview

Many believe that Russian President Putin is trying to distance his country from its reliance on the U.S. dollar, which is the primary currency used to trade oil and other major commodities worldwide. Read more

Gasoline & Oil Prices Projected to Rise

The EIA expects gasoline prices to start rising this year, while continuing to head higher into 2017 as demand picks up and supply levels drop. Read more

What We Spend on Vacations

The travel industry in the United States is enormous, with over $887 billion spent every year on lodging, foodservices, transportation, and amusement. Read more

Voter Turnout Statistics - Domestic Demographics

During the 2012 Presidential Election, as in previous elections, voter turnout was closely followed. This year’s election may have similar characteristics as other elections, making who turns out to vote once again important. Read more

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