Behind the Numbers Archive

  • Behind the Numbers - Oct 11, 2019

    Inflation Heads the Other Way - You know the saying – what goes up must come down. And so it is with inflation. After a few months of slowly moving higher, both consumer and wholesale price indices reversed...
  • Behind the Numbers - Sep 27, 2019

    Housing is Moving Up - Finally, we are getting enough good news on the housing market to result in a positive contribution to GDP for the first time in almost two years. Lower interest rates and falling...
  • Behind the Numbers - Sep 20, 2019

    To Cut or Not to Cut? - Economic events provided a lot to digest this week. The FOMC voted to drop its benchmark rate 25 basis points to 1.75-2.00 percent. Three dissented: two for no change...
  • Behind the Numbers - Sep 13, 2019

    Certainty in an Uncertain World? - Will the Fed cut rates when they meet next week? At its July 30-31 meeting, the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) lowered its target range for overnight interbank loans...
  • Behind the Numbers - Sep 6, 2019

    Manufacturing vs Services - Which Side are You On? - This week was a tale of two sides of the economy, one hot and the other cold. The first key economic report of the week provided a glimpse into how the trade dispute is finally...