Behind the Numbers Archive

  • Behind the Numbers - Oct 15, 2021

    Inflation Path Remains Unclear - The inflation story continues to fluctuate and depends largely on which metrics are considered. The consumer and producer price indices are showing some slowdown in the...
  • Behind the Numbers - Oct 8, 2021

    Does This Count as 'Reasonably Strong'? - The September monthly job report was, in the words of a revered Federal Reserve Chairman, a conundrum…at least at first glance. The U.S. added 194,000 jobs in...
  • Behind the Numbers - Oct 1, 2021

    Who Flipped the Switch? - The financial markets did not fare well as the third quarter came to an end. Maybe it took a few days for the markets to fully digest the Federal Reserve’s appraisal for inflation and...
  • Behind the Numbers - Sep 24, 2021

    Did He Say November? - Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell was as specific as he could be without being specific. During the press conference following the official FOMC press release, Powell reminded...
  • Behind the Numbers - Sep 17, 2021

    The Second Half of the Inflation Story - The most important side of the inflation story, how price pressures are impacting our wallets, provided a needed sigh of relief this week. Whether the sigh proves deep or...