Flattening Yield Curve Startles Markets

The rapid rise of short-term rates along with lingering long-term rates created unease with markets. Read more

Emerging Markets Struggle

Rising rates and a stronger U.S. dollar are weighing on emerging markets, which benefited from years of record low U.S. interest rates. Read more

Macro Overview - July 2018

Trade and tariffs disrupted markets in June as the U.S. Commerce Department announced tariffs on $250 billion worth of Chinese imports. Read more

Water Bills On The Rise - Utility Focus

Lack of repairs and maintenance of water utilities and sewer systems nationwide have led to expensive repairs to pipes and water mains. Read more

The Significance of the Transportation Index – Historical Note

The Dow Jones Transportation Index is a historical index that dates back to 1884. Read more

The Growing Trade Deficit With China – International Trade Policy

Over the past twenty five years, China has evolved from a heavy equipment and machinery exporter to a prominent leader in technology product exports. Read more

Worlds Largest Consumer Markets - Global Commerce

The United States by far has the single largest consumer market of any country worldwide, representing over 26% of the entire global consumer market. Read more

Rising Oil Prices Lead To More U.S. Production

Rising oil prices have led to new investment and hiring by U.S. energy companies nationwide. Elevated oil prices tend to increase production as larger revenues offset expenses and increase profits. Read more

Elite Meet In Davos – World Economic Forum 2018

Each year, the World Economic Forum hosts its annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland. Attendees from all over the world include dignitaries, company heads and world leaders. Read more

Macro Overview – February 2018

Rising interest rates weighed on equity momentum as the expectation of increased borrowing costs and inflation accelerated market volatility. Read more

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