Economic Outlooks

Want to stay on the pulse of the latest economic trends? Economic Outlooks aims to give you the information you need to keep on top of shifts in the business environment.

Positive Economic Signs From Supermarket To Cinema

Sometimes it can be really easy to get bogged down with economic reports and ratios when trying to get a feel for the economy. There’s monthly government reports on Gross Domestic Product (GDP), employment figures and Fed commentary and actions on interest rates. There’s …



Low Jobless Rate, Inflation and Interest Rates Go Against Predictions

Here’s an economic head scratcher. Remember a few years ago when economists were worried about “quantitative easing”, basically the fact that the Fed was pumping dollars into the economy and keeping interest rates low to help the wavering economy continue to recover?& …



Why The Calmest Markets In 50 Years?

Within the world of finances, markets and economics, there is a widely watched indicator called the VIX. Without getting into a deep, boring description, the VIX basically is a measurement of market volatility. While a highly volatile market environment, with quick swings between …



The Current U.S. Economic Picture in Headlines

Looking through some of the economy headlines lately, it’s hard to not be optimistic about the direction of the U.S. economy for the foreseeable future. This is despite one of the longest bull markets (albeit a tepid one) in U.S. history.  Of course, significant changes in …



U.S. Consumers Most Upbeat They’ve Been in 17 Years

Consumers are employed, getting raises and spending money. Essentially, they’re the happiest they’ve been in the past 17 years – at least from a financial standpoint, according to a recent University of Michigan study.  What does that mean? It means they plan to buy houses, …

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