FAS COMMENTARY AND NEWS

Gross domestic product grew at an annual rate of 3.5% in the third quarter of 2018 according to the advance estimate released by the US Department of Commerce marking the first time the US economy has grown above a 3% annual rate for consecutive quarters...

The third quarter of 2018 was another record-breaking quarter on several fronts. Not only did the current bull market become the longest bull market in post-WWII history in late August – 3,453 days and counting – but all three major US indices reached new record...

Inflation has been one of the more popular headlines in economic news throughout 2018. Economists at the start of the year warned of rising inflation and the Federal Reserve made it clear that they intended to increase interest rates no less than two times this...

Gross domestic product grew at an annual rate of 4.1% in the second quarter of 2018 according to the advance estimate released by the US Department of Commerce; the US’s best pace since the third quarter of 2014. Second quarter growth was also the third-best...

As we close out the first half of 2018 we are reminded again that volatility is back and is showing no signs of fading over the near term. Headlines from Washington continue to bring strong reactions from investors as trade tensions and political news have...

Last month we wrote about the narrowing gap between the number of jobless claims and number of job openings. As of April that gap has gone negative. That means there are now more job openings than number of people searching for jobs. In April US...