FAS COMMENTARY AND NEWS

June was an eventful month, although looking only at the indexes’ returns wouldn’t have given investors that idea. The “Brexit” scare caused an overreaction in the markets as the S&P fell over 5% after hearing the news of the UK leaving the European Union, only...

Gross domestic product (GDP) growth for the first quarter of 2016 was revised upward in May to 0.8%, up from 0.5% previously reported. As consumption picked up at the start of the second quarter of 2016 with positive month-over-month growth in motor vehicle sales and...

The advanced estimate for first quarter GDP growth released by the US Department of Commerce late last month came in at 0.5%; significantly lower than the final quarter of last year (1.4%). Consumption slowed in the first quarter mainly due to auto sales cooling off from...

The first quarter of 2016 was another one for the record books as the equity markets began the year with the worst start in recorded history. All three major indexes dropped by more in the first week of trading than ever before with the Dow...

Economic Conditions Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth in the fourth quarter was reported at 1.4% according to the US Department of Commerce; an upward revision from 1.0% reported in February. Real GDP increased by 2.4% in 2015, which was the same rate of increase as in...

Economic Conditions Gross domestic product growth in the 4th quarter of 2015 was revised upward to 1.0%, from 0.7% reported last month, according to a report released Friday by the Department of Commerce. GDP growth in Q4 was still lower than Q3 GDP which increased by...