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.

  • Back on Track...For Now

    May 17, 2024

    The latest inflation reports brought a renewed sense of calm to the financial markets and hopefully to Fed officials. A higher-than-expected April PPI report was...
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  • This and That

    May 10, 2024

    This past week has been the quietest week for economic data that I can remember. But as has been said, it is sometimes quietest before the storm. Next week could prove to be...
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  • The Doves Are Still Flying

    May 03, 2024

    The financial market hawks were quicky subdued with Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell’s post-meeting words this week. Following the two-day FOMC meeting, Powell...
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  • Time to Pivot the Pivot?

    April 26, 2024

    The first look at first quarter 2024 economic growth came with a double whammy of surprise. Enough so that many analysts are suggesting the Federal Reserve may need to...
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  • Can't Stop the Spending

    April 19, 2024

    Higher rates and rising inflation haven’t seemed to put a dent in shopping habits. Retail sales rose 0.7% in March after an upwardly revised 0.9% rise in February. Ex-auto and...
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