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Market Insight Quarterly | Fourth Quarter 2018

STOCKS SLIDE MOST SINCE 2011, EVEN AMID SOLID ECONOMIC DATA U.S. economy posts robust third-quarter growth. Gross domestic product (GDP) increased 3.4% in the third quarter on an annualized basis, capping its strongest two quarters of growth in four years. The...

Market Insight Monthly | November 2018

Economy: Economic Data Improves, Trade Weighs on Businesses Economic Data Economic trends generally improved in November, even after strong gross domestic product (GDP) growth over the last two quarters. The Conference Board’s Leading Economic Index (LEI), an...

Market Insight Monthly | October 2018

Economy: Solid Economic Growth, Manageable Inflation Economic Data Overall, October’s economic reports reflected solid U.S. economic growth and manageable inflationary pressures. The Conference Board’s Leading Economic Index (LEI), an aggregate of 10 leading...

Third Quarter 2018 In Review | Market Insight Quarterly

Stocks, Rates Rise As Economic Growth Boosts Risk Appetite U.S. economy posts fastest growth since 2014. Gross domestic product (GDP) grew 4.2% in the second quarter, its strongest growth since the third quarter of 2014. The increase in GDP was fueled by a pickup in...

Market Insight Monthly | September 2018

Economy: Robust September Economic Data, as Fed Hikes Rates Economic Data Overall, economic reports released in September— mostly reflecting economic activity in August— indicated solid U.S. economic growth without significant inflationary pressures, though wage gains...

Market Insight Monthly | August 2018

ECONOMY: Economic Reports Solid In August Despite Trade Tensions Economic Data Overall, economic reports released in August—mostly reflecting economic activity in July—indicated solid U.S. economic growth without significant inflationary pressures, even though...