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Weekly Economic Commentary Archive

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.
  • 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
  • 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?
  • 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
  • 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
  • September 19, 2014

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

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

    • Can the eurozone avoid “Japanification?”
    • U.S. employment: Less rosy than expected
    • The U.S. capital spending outlook is promising
  • 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
  • August 22, 2014

    • The View from Jackson Hole
    • U.S. Auto Sales: Tailwinds Will Prevail
    • The Mystery of Long-Term Bond Yields
  • August 15, 2014

    • Summer’s Reading: Beware of Models and Irrational Behavior
    • Disappointing Second Quarter Results from Europe
    • Slowly and Subtly, Regulation Presses the Post-Crisis Agenda