FAS COMMENTARY AND NEWS

The US economy grew at an annual rate of 2.6% in the fourth quarter of 2018 according to a report released by the US Department of Commerce. This was in line with expectations which we discussed last month of a growth rate between 2.2% and...

Due to the government shutdown, the Department of Commerce has not yet released the estimate for gross domestic product for the fourth quarter of 2018. The latest projections for Q4 GDP growth range anywhere from 2.2% to 3%, which indicates a slight slowdown from Q3...

The markets in 2018 were a far cry from 2017, which had historically low volatility and double digit returns. Instead, last year was a bit of a rollercoaster that ended with a decline for the ages as the markets experienced their worst December since 1931...

Gross domestic product grew at an annual rate of 3.5% in the third quarter of 2018 according to the second estimate released by the US Department of Commerce, unchanged from the advance estimate released in late October. Despite no changes to Q3 GDP growth economists...

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...