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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.
  • May 22, 2015

    • Can Emerging Markets Survive Lower Commodity Prices?
    • Some Central Banks Are Playing the Market
    • Australia – Real Estate Is Too Frothy for Regulator’s Tastes
  • May 15, 2015

    • Explaining the Rise in Long-Term Interest Rates
    • Consumers Should Overcome Higher Gas Prices
    • OPEC and the U.S. Face Off in the Oil Markets
  • May 8, 2015

    • Automation Can Inspire, But Also Intimidate
    • The United States Gets Back to Work
    • Disability Is Not a Refuge for the Unemployed
  • May 1, 2015

    • An Economic Perspective on the U.K. Election
    • Don’t Get Fooled by the First Quarter
    • The Federal Reserve Remains Cautiously Optimistic
  • April 24, 2015

    • The Eurozone Is Seeing Green Shoots but Isn’t Out of the Woods
    • Gauging a Country’s Potential for Growth
    • The Trans-Pacific Partnership Might Actually Happen
  • April 17, 2015

    • Countries Can’t Devalue Their Way to Prosperity
    • Central Banks Are Doing Some Interesting Rebalancing
    • Paying for the Energy Dividend
  • April 10, 2015

    • Today's Oil Retreat Is at Odds with Long-Term Trends
    • A New Bank Creates Controversy in Asia
    • Solving the U.S. Wage Conundrum
  • April 2, 2015

    • Odds and Ends of the First Quarter
  • March 27, 2015

    • After Slow Start, the U.S. Should Regain Steam
    • Greece: The Debt Elephant in the Room
    • How Can Governments Keep Borrowing Under Control?
  • March 20, 2015

    • What Is Full Employment, and Are We There Yet?
    • Negative Interest Rates Are Spreading Across Europe
    • The Return of the U.S. Debt Ceiling
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