Behind the Numbers

The weekly Behind The Numbers report provides an easy to understand analysis of the most up-to-date economic data, including Federal Reserve activity. This timely report allows credit union management to focus on the changing dynamics that could impact members’ financial conditions, as well as the fluctuating interest rate environment. Included in the report is a summary of current and historical key interest rates, financial market indicators, investment yields and credit union loan rates.

  • Housing is Firming Up

    July 23, 2021

    The housing market is beginning to look a little brighter, at least when measured by sales numbers. Existing home sales increased 1.4 percent in June, the first positive activity in...
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  • Wait. What Just Happened??

    July 09, 2021

    July is supposed to be a quiet month, especially the week after the July 4th holiday. Tell that to the financial markets. The Dow index gyrated in large triple-digit swings while the...
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  • Goldilocks is Back to Work

    July 02, 2021

    Not too hot, not too cold, but just right – sort of. Economists are calling June’s job report a Goldilocks number. The U.S. added 850,000 jobs, 100,000 more than expected. The...
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  • Higher Prices Overshadowing Higher Inventory

    June 25, 2021

    Rising prices and lack of inventory have plagued the housing market for months. Historically low mortgage rates have people lined up to take advantage of the...
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  • The Shift from Thinking to Talking

    June 18, 2021

    Financial markets want to hear what they want, which was clearly obvious this week. The market paid more attention to the dot plot rate projections from FOMC participants than...
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