FAS COMMENTARY AND NEWS

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...

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...

The US economy grew at an annual rate of 2.3% in the first quarter of 2018, according to the advance GDP estimate from the Bureau of Economic Analysis. This was a slight slowdown compared to the 2.9% growth seen in the fourth quarter of...

Where do we begin when attempting to describe the events in the market and global economy in the wild first quarter of 2018? The markets were off to a roaring start to begin the year with both the Dow and S&P 500 hitting record highs...

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%,...