FAS COMMENTARY AND NEWS

Inflation continued to be the buzzword throughout February as markets around the globe took a breather for the month. Increases in both job growth and wage growth in January spooked the markets in early February causing the largest one day drop in the Dow...

The US economy grew at an annual rate of 2.6% in the fourth quarter of 2017 according to the advance estimate from the US Department of Commerce. This is lower than the two previous quarters in 2017 in which GDP growth was over 3%,...

The year 2017 will be remembered as a banner one for equity indices around the world as markets got excited by the potential for greater global growth. The S&P 500 was up 19.42% for the year. The Dow and Nasdaq both outperformed the S&P 500...

Gross domestic product (GDP) for the third quarter of 2017 was adjusted upwards from 3% to 3.3% according to the second estimate released by the US Department of Commerce. While just a slight adjustment, this number is significant because it is the first time in...

The US economy grew at an annual rate of 3% in the third quarter of 2017, according to the advance estimate released by the US Department of Commerce at the end of October. After a 3.1% increase in the second quarter of 2017 this...

It may be starting to look a like redundant as we cover the market’s record highs and significant milestones in our quarterly newsletter, but that is exactly what we saw again in the third quarter of 2017. It is evident that geopolitical banter, missile tests,...