FAS COMMENTARY AND NEWS

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...

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...