Market Commentary

The Energy Conundrum

October 11, 2018

Everyone watches oil prices, and for a good reason: nearly all goods and services produced in the global economy require the use of some energy during the production or sales [...]

The Lay of the Land

August 30, 2018

Consumer spending picked up meaningfully in recent weeks as evidenced by the most recent Retail Sales report for July (+6.4% compared to July, 2017) as well as positive [...]

The Rainy Day Fund

August 15, 2018

Every five years the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) publishes revised economic data that is derived through improved survey methodologies. Sometimes the new and improved [...]