Economic Reports

The Employment Situation, aka Monthly Jobs Report: The Top Dog of Economic Reports? April 20, 2020 6:30 AM   |  

Whether you use the official name—the Employment Situation—or call it the jobs report, nonfarm payrolls, or unemployment, this report offers insight into many facets of the economy. Here’s a primer.

2 min read  |  Fundamental Analysis
Housing Market as an Investment Indicator: Keeping an Eye on the Foundation April 8, 2020 10:15 AM   |  

The housing market has historically been a bellwether of the stock market and of the economy in general. Learn about housing starts, building permits, and other indicators that can help investors assess the state of the housing market.

5 min read  |  Fundamental Analysis
Under One Roof: Making Sense of Housing Market Trends & Data Analysis February 6, 2019 4:00 AM   |  

Housing data can be a leading indicator of broader economic trends. Learn about the most widely followed reports.

5 min read  |  Fundamental Analysis
What Is Gross Domestic Product (GDP)? An Economic Health Snapshot September 11, 2018 4:00 AM   |  

Gross domestic product (GDP) data is key to understanding the health of the U.S. economy, but may not be so critical for stock market traders and investors.

3 min read  |  Fundamental Analysis
View from the Tetons: Fed’s Powell Recommends Gradualist Approach August 30, 2018 11:00 AM   |  

The annual Jackson Hole Economic Symposium, hosted by the Kansas City Fed, pulled together central bankers and economic policymakers from across the world. Here’s what transpired at the 2018 gathering.

5 min read  |  Economic Trends
Will It Be a Jolly Holiday Season? Consumer Spending Outlook November 19, 2017 11:00 PM   |  

It’s that time of year again, and the question, as always, is how wide will consumers open their wallets? Spending has been strong.

3 min read  |  Economic Trends
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