FAS COMMENTARY AND NEWS

Economic Conditions The US economy expanded by 0.7% in the 4th quarter of 2015, putting gross domestic product (GDP) growth at 2.4% for all of 2015 – the same as in 2014, according to the US Department of Commerce’s advanced estimate released last Friday....

Economic Conditions Gross domestic product (GDP) for the third quarter of 2015 grew by 2%, according to the US Department of Commerce. This was the third and final estimate for third quarter GDP. Since the end of the recession, US GDP growth has averaged 2.1%, slightly...

Nowhere To Profit The year 2015 is officially in the books and probably not a moment too soon for most investors. While the year was far from a total disaster like 2008, it proved to be a year where there were very few asset classes with...

The Great Wall of China Worry The third quarter of 2015 was brutal with most major U.S. stock indices suffering their worst quarter since 2011. The Dow Jones Industrial Average led the fall, declining 7.58% for the third quarter. The S&P 500 and NASDAQ were down...