Behind the Numbers Archive

  • Behind the Numbers - Apr 16, 2021

    We've Come a Long Way, Baby! - It has been over 50 years since this advertising slogan was introduced, but it was never more appropriate than this week. I took a glance at Behind the Numbers from a year ago...
  • Behind the Numbers - Apr 9, 2021

    'Some Time' is the New Time - The Federal Open Market Committee released the minutes from its March meeting this week. If there was any doubt about the Fed’s intentions for monetary policy, it was...
  • Behind the Numbers - Apr 2, 2021

    Has the Turnaround Begun? - The U.S. added 916,000 jobs in March, much more than the estimated gain of 660,000. Even better, the two-month revision added another 156,000 jobs, bringing the total...
  • Behind the Numbers - Mar 26, 2021

    Housing Not Weathering So Well - Supply, or rather the lack of, is taking a toll on the housing market. Sales of existing homes fell 6.6 percent in February, the biggest pre-pandemic monthly decline since 2015....
  • Behind the Numbers - Mar 19, 2021

    Clear Guidance Just Got Clearer - The message from the Federal Open Market Committee this week was clear: The Fed-controlled interest rate will remain low for several years, even as economic conditions...