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.

  • Inflation Path Remains Unclear

    October 15, 2021

    The inflation story continues to fluctuate and depends largely on which metrics are considered. The consumer and producer price indices are showing some slowdown in the...
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  • Does This Count as 'Reasonably Strong'?

    October 08, 2021

    The September monthly job report was, in the words of a revered Federal Reserve Chairman, a conundrum…at least at first glance. The U.S. added 194,000 jobs in...
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  • Who Flipped the Switch?

    October 01, 2021

    The financial markets did not fare well as the third quarter came to an end. Maybe it took a few days for the markets to fully digest the Federal Reserve’s appraisal for inflation and...
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  • Did He Say November?

    September 24, 2021

    Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell was as specific as he could be without being specific. During the press conference following the official FOMC press release, Powell reminded...
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  • The Second Half of the Inflation Story

    September 17, 2021

    The most important side of the inflation story, how price pressures are impacting our wallets, provided a needed sigh of relief this week. Whether the sigh proves deep or...
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