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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.
  • February 6, 2015

    • Not everyone is happy about the dollar’s recent strength
    • Debt negotiations between Greece and its creditors are off to a rocky start
    • Wages may finally be reflecting the strong U.S. employment picture
  • January 30, 2015

    • Calculating the consequences of budget policies is a global headache
    • The recent round of central bank easing may continue for a while
    • Reports of a budding currency war are exaggerated
  • January 23, 2015

    • The ECB Faces Fact
    • United States: Federal Budget Check-Up
    • Are Risk Management Techniques Adding to Market Risk?
  • January 16, 2015

    • Questions, Answers and More Questions about Energy Prices
    • Fiscal Issues Facing the New U.S. Congress
    • Translating Oil Prices to Gasoline Prices
  • January 9, 2015

    • Greece’s renewed drama is more noise than signal
    • U.S. job growth rolls merrily along
  • December 19, 2014

    • Surprises of 2014
  • December 12, 2014

    • The Fed prepares to take a “considerable” step
    • We could be in for another round of emerging market volatility
  • December 5, 2014

    • Oil isn’t the only commodity enduring a significant correction
    • The European Central Bank moves closer to QE
    • The U.S. is nearing full employment, but inflation holds the key to monetary policy
  • November 21, 2014

    • Mixed fortunes drive the outlook for holiday spending
    • The Fed and Bank of England are working harder to achieve consensus
    • The dollar has a long way to strengthen before it impairs U.S. growth
  • November 14, 2014

    • Falling oil prices produce gain… and pain
    • Brazil’s post-election challenges
    • The Fed may seek to overshoot its inflation target