Behind the Numbers Archive

  • Behind the Numbers - Dec 13, 2019

    Even the Bulls Hibernate - The Federal Reserve confirmed what we were already expecting – the committee is finished adjusting the target fed funds rate. The surprise came in how long they expect to...
  • Behind the Numbers - Dec 6, 2019

    Job Growth Surges in November - Wow, I mean WOW!!! If you were in the camp believing the estimate for November’s job gain of 178,000 was way too high…you were, like me, wrong. The Labor Department...
  • Behind the Numbers - Nov 22, 2019

    Housing on the Rise - This week’s housing reports gave the market and economists something to cheer about. Both existing home sales and housing starts rebounded in October, as lower mortgage...
  • Behind the Numbers - Nov 15, 2019

    Going Nowhere Fast - October’s inflation reports were a mixed bag of increases and decreases. While the monthly change in inflation was more than expected and higher than September’s rate,...
  • Behind the Numbers - Nov 8, 2019

    Deal or No Deal - This week was all about trade. There was concern mid-week that the trade deal between the U.S. and China could be in jeopardy, as neither country was able to decide where the...