FAS COMMENTARY AND NEWS

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,...

Second quarter gross domestic product (GDP) increased at an annual rate of 3%, according to the second estimate in a report released in late August by the US Department of Commerce. This is a significant increase from Q1 in which GDP grew by 1.2%...

Gross Domestic Product (GDP) increased at an annual rate of 2.6% in Q2 2017, according to the advance estimate released by the Bureau of Economic Analysis. Although coming in slightly lower than expected (2.7%), this is a significant increase from Q1 GDP growth which increased at...