FAS COMMENTARY AND NEWS

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...

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...