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Weekly Economic Commentary Archive

 
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The weekly commentary is a review of current activity in global financial markets, with an emphasis on the U.S. fixed income market. Breaking news and market reactions form the core of this commentary.
 
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Economic Commentary

October 31, 2014

  • The ECB’s stress test is a positive – but only first – step
  • Falling oil prices are a two-way street for the U.S.
  • Ebola has proved contagious to body and mind
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October 24, 2014

  • Inflation is falling, but it won’t go through the floor
  • Income inequality is affecting consumption categories
  • Do new mortgage lending rules strike the right balance?
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October 17, 2014

  • The market’s correction has many scratching their heads
  • Russia’s economy is feeling a pinch but not real pain
  • Long-term remedies will be needed to secure U.S. budget health
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October 10, 2014

  • Hong Kong gets occupied
  • U.S. corporate taxes: Fact, fiction and framing
  • Has the U.S. Treasury blunted the Fed's QE program?
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October 3, 2014

  • What is a good monthly U.S. payroll number?
  • The September U.S. job data were strong but may not move the Fed’s needle
  • Falling inflation and inflation expectations will keep central banks from tightening
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September 26, 2014

  • The Federal Reserve begins looking toward the door
  • China’s policymakers should be clearer about their intentions
  • Dissents at central banks are rising
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September 19, 2014

  • The choice for Europe: coming together or breaking apart
  • Scotland votes nay
  • The dollar has been the beneficiary of global uncertainty
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September 12, 2014

  • The implications of Scottish independence
  • U.S. consumer spending outlook remains positive
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September 5, 2014

  • Can the eurozone avoid “Japanification?”
  • U.S. employment: Less rosy than expected
  • The U.S. capital spending outlook is promising
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August 29, 2014

  • Flexible labor markets are key to recovering from recession
  • Wage trends present a challenge for the Fed
  • Bank settlements are sizeable, but the benefit to housing has been limited
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