Market Insight Monthly | December 2018

Economy: Signs of Strong U.S. Economy Clouded by Market Volatility Economic trends generally improved in December, even amid some of the most significant financial market volatility of the bull market. The Conference Board’s Leading Economic Index (LEI), an aggregate...

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...

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...

Market Insight Monthly | July 2018

Economy: U.S. Growth Accelerates Economic Data Economic reports released in July 2018, largely reflecting economic activity in June, provided evidence of accelerating U.S. economic growth over the second quarter. The U.S. economy, measured by gross domestic product...