Behind the Numbers Archive

  • Behind the Numbers - Dec 2, 2022

    Jobs Keep Growing - Once again, the U.S. added more jobs than the professional guessers estimated. The U.S. added 263,000 jobs in November, well above market expectations...
  • Behind the Numbers - Nov 18, 2022

    Does Lower Mean Slower? - The inflation data for October was better than expected and, on many levels, the lowest in months. Both year-over-year consumer and wholesale price indices...
  • Behind the Numbers - Nov 4, 2022

    Still A Long Way to Go - If it wasn’t clear before, it is now: the Federal Reserve is nowhere near finished with its aggressive monetary policy strategy. Not by a long shot...
  • Behind the Numbers - Oct 28, 2022

    Housing Topples - It is official - the average 30-year mortgage rate is over 7%. The bellwether mortgage rate jumped 22 basis points to an average of 7.08%. This is the highest rate in over 20 years...
  • Behind the Numbers - Oct 14, 2022

    Up, Up and Away... - No, we are not flying away on a beautiful balloon. Instead, the U.S. is being carried away by soaring prices that seem to be resistant to the Federal Reserve’s high-interest...