January 5, 2018

The global economy has expanded faster than what forecasters envisioned earlier in 2017 and provides a strong handoff to 2018.  Emerging economies have produced some high growth rates with Asian countries in particular (India and China) at 6.5%.  This level is expected to continue in both 2018 and 2...

October 5, 2017

Over the summer, U.S. Core inflation has slipped down to 1.7% year over year from over 2% in the spring. The Federal Reserve is calling this a transitory situation and expects Core CPI to return to their 2% target this fall.  As a result, the Fed has felt comfortable enough to begin reducing the siz...

February 4, 2017

2016 will be remembered as both eventful and profitable for investors.  Specifically, the Fort McMurray fires were severe and immediately negative to the Canadian economy whereas Brexit and Donald Trump are events which are in development and will shape the political and economic landscape for many...

Low growth has been one of the factors that has held back the Federal Reserve from raising rates so far this year. Another is inflation; currently the “All items” CPI in the US is expected to be 1.4% in 2016. However, if you look at “Core” CPI, which excludes food and energy, CPI moves up to 2.2%. T...

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