FAS COMMENTARY AND NEWS

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%,...

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...