Consumer Spending

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 Meaning of Oil

February 25, 2015

From July until December of last year, crude oil was in a steady decline, falling all the way from just under $100 a barrel, to $55.81 on the final trading day of the year. [...]