FAS COMMENTARY AND NEWS

Third quarter gross domestic product (GDP) increased at an annual rate of 2.9%, according to a statement released by the US Department of Commerce; a sizeable improvement compared to previous quarters in 2016 (0.8% in Q1 and 1.4% in Q2). This is all despite a...

September was a relatively modest month for US large cap stocks as the S&P 500 and Dow Jones both posted negative returns for the month. Tech stocks have made a strong comeback, returning over 12% since June earlier this year. The NASDAQ, after struggling for the first half...

Third quarter of 2016 was yet another one for the record books as the markets’ main focus was again based around monetary policy by central banks around the world. In addition to Katie Ledecky’s record breaking performance at the Summer Olympics, there were a few...

Second quarter gross domestic product (GDP) growth was revised slightly downward from 1.2% to 1.1%; so no big change, albeit still trending below 2%. However, estimates for third quarter of 2016 are looking more promising as the Atlanta GDPNow model* – a real time forecast...

The advance estimate for 2016 second quarter gross domestic product (GDP) growth came in at an underwhelming 1.2%, while first quarter GDP growth was revised downward from 1.1% to 0.8%. The 1.2% Q2 GDP estimate was well below several economists’ expectations, many of which were above 2%....

As the markets closed out the first half of 2016, volatility demonstrated it is here to stay. The equities markets rebounded at the end of the first quarter from the rough start to the year and actually inched back up close to historical highs as...