Behind the Numbers Archive

  • Behind the Numbers - Mar 27, 2020

    Move Over Monthly Job Report - A generally overlooked weekly economic report is finally getting its day to shine. Unfortunately, economists would not want it to be in the spotlight. The number of...
  • Behind the Numbers - Mar 20, 2020

    And it Continues... - The mayhem from the COVID-19 virus escalated this week as the severity of the outbreak sunk in for most people. Schools at all levels closed indefinitely, college graduations...
  • Behind the Numbers - Mar 13, 2020

    Yikes! Bazooka! - If you thought last week was tough, this week was no comparison. The coronavirus outbreak effectively ended the longest bull market in history in the shortest amount of...
  • Behind the Numbers - Mar 6, 2020

    Surprise, Surprise - This week, the Federal Reserve made its first surprise rate cut since the financial crisis, a response to the “evolving risks to economic activity” posed by the coronavirus. Federal...
  • Behind the Numbers - Feb 28, 2020

    'Not If, But When' Becomes... - These four words touched off the biggest decline in the U.S. stock market in years and took Treasury benchmark yields to their lowest levels ever. The spread of the coronavirus...