Behind the Numbers Archive

  • Behind the Numbers - Sep 18, 2020

    The Fed Makes It Official - If there was any question about how the Federal Reserve was going to implement its new “average inflation targeting” policy, there is none now. According to the latest FOMC press...
  • Behind the Numbers - Sep 11, 2020

    Inflation on Way Up - but Does it Matter? - Prices are rising at both the wholesale and consumer levels, suggesting the economy – or at least pricing power –may be recovering faster than anticipated. August was the...
  • Behind the Numbers - Sep 4, 2020

    A Good, Not Great, Job Report - The job market is improving faster than expected but still has a long way to go. The U.S. added 1.37 million jobs in August, with over one million jobs coming from the private...
  • Behind the Numbers - Aug 28, 2020

    Is This the End of Rate Hikes? - This week may have brought the end to interest rate hikes for a very, very long time. Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell announced the results of the Fed’s long-running...
  • Behind the Numbers - Aug 21, 2020

    The Housing Boom is On - July turned out to be another strong month for the housing market and homebuilders in particular. Construction of new homes surged 22.6 percent, the strongest monthly activity...