Behind the Numbers Archive

  • Behind the Numbers - Jan 15, 2021

    Reflation Replacing Pandemic in 2021? - Whoever thought 2021 was going to be calmer than 2020, I have a secret – it is not starting off that way for the financial markets. The shake-up this week came from too...
  • Behind the Numbers - Jan 8, 2021

    Georgia on My Mind - The Senate runoff elections in Georgia kept the markets in limbo early in the week, threw them into surge mode and finally ended at record levels for both price and...
  • Behind the Numbers - Dec 18, 2020

    Another Reminder from the Fed - For what seems like the umpteenth time this year, the Federal Reserve told us they intend to keep the fed funds target range at 0-0.25 percent for a long time...
  • Behind the Numbers - Dec 11, 2020

    Time to Take Inflation Off the Radar? - Based on this week’s two key inflation reports, there does not appear to be a real fear of inflation spiking anytime soon. While the increase in November’s consumer price...
  • Behind the Numbers - Dec 4, 2020

    Job Gains Slow and Could Get Worse - The monthly job report was a disappointment, to say the least. The U.S. added 245,000 jobs in November, well shy of the 460,000 estimate. Keep in mind, the payrolls report was...