FAS COMMENTARY AND NEWS

The fourth quarter of 2019 looked drastically different from the fourth quarter of 2018 when the markets experienced a near 20% decline leading up to Christmas Eve. In the last quarter of 2019, markets continued the rally since bottoming out in early October to close...

U.S. GDP growth in the third quarter of 2019 was adjusted upward to 2.1% according to the second estimate released by the Department of Commerce – a slight uptick from the 1.9% growth stated in the estimate released in late October. Revisions to private inventory...

The U.S. economy grew at an annual rate of 1.9% in the third quarter of 2019 according to the advance estimate released by the Department of Commerce. GDP growth, albeit stronger than expected in Q3, has been slowing for two consecutive quarters as we have...

It was Groundhog Day for the third quarter as markets moved eerily similar to the second quarter this year. In almost exact fashion as Q2, Q3 started with healthy gains, followed by declines in August, only to recover in the third month and end the...

The U.S. economy grew at an annual rate of 2% in the second quarter of 2019, according to the second estimate released by the U.S. Department of Commerce. This is a slight downward adjustment from 2.1% estimated in the advance estimate due to downward revisions...

The U.S. economy grew at an annual rate of 2.1% in the second quarter of 2019 according to the advance estimate released by the U.S. Department of Commerce – a slowdown from first quarter GDP growth of 3.1%. Slowdown in global growth continues to be...