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Last week was one of significance given the action by the ECB.  Tomorrow is the commencement of the two day FOMC meeting where many are expecting the US central bank to offer more guidance regarding the time table of a change in US monetary policy. ...

Equities fell again yesterday as December’s retail sales disappointed, casting doubt on the thesis plunging gas prices will boost spending.  Some have argued the disappointment is the result of rising health care premiums, low labor participation rates, and increasing rent amplified by lack of wage...

The Minutes from the December FOMC meeting were a nonevent.  The Minutes stated the risks from overseas, which include the plunge in oil prices, are largely offset by domestic strength.  Inflationary concerns remain low and the timing of any change in interest rates remains around...

Today third quarter GDP is revised. Consensus is now expecting third quarter growth to be 3.3% versus the previously reported 3.5% rate.  Is this of any significance?...

How will the economy respond to falling oil prices?  As noted several times the $30 decline in crude has shifted about 1.5% of global GDP from oil producers to oil consumers.  Approximately 70% of the US economy is consumer driven thus it can be concluded...