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The Morning View: April 18, 2024

In this morning’s data, Initial Jobless Claims were 212,000 for the week ending April 13th, slightly less than expected and the same as the revised figure from the previous week. In addition, Continuing Claims were 1,812,000 for the week ending April 6th, also...


The Morning View: April 10, 2024

In this morning’s data, the headline Consumer Price Index (CPI) increased 0.4% in March, more than expected and grew 3.5% on an annual basis, three-tenths above the annualized figure from the previous month. Monthly prices for Gasoline, up 1.7%, and Transportation...


Market Update-April 2024

First Quarter Market Recap In the first three months of 2024, the U.S. economy remained resilient despite short-term rates sitting near 20-year highs. The continued strength in the labor market, better-than-anticipated corporate earnings, and an anticipated forecast...


Retirement Times April 2024 Newsletter

April 2024 This month's Retirement Times discusses the following: Help Participants Avoid These TDF Missteps Beyond Compliance: Make Every Comm Count The Resurgence of the Automatic IRA Act Participant Corner: Tax Tips to Maximize Retirement Savings Download the...


The Morning View: April 5, 2024

In this morning’s data, the economy added 303,000 jobs in March, much higher than expected.  The Health Care and Social Assistance and Construction industries were relatively strong, while Temporary Help was again relatively weak.  The Unemployment Rate ticked...


Fixed Income Update – April 2024

1st Quarter 2024 Review • U.S. Treasury (UST) yields rose during the first quarter due to stronger than expected growth and stickier inflation • At the FOMC’s March meeting, Fed officials signaled that they expected three 25 basis point cuts in 2024, in line with...


Investment Outlook – April 2024

Will They, Won’t They, When Will They? We’re talking about the Fed, of course.  Will the Fed lower short-term rates, or will they keep them at the current range (5.25% - 5.50%) for another six or more weeks to see if core PCE inflation continues to decline towards a...


The Morning View: April 1, 2024

Announced this morning, the PCE Deflator increased 0.3% in February, slightly less than expected and was up 2.5% on an annual basis, one-tenth higher than the previous reading. The Core PCE Deflator, which excludes food and energy prices and is closely monitored by...


Market Perspective- March 2024

Walking The Line As expected, the Federal Reserve held interest rates steady last week and signaled it still plans multiple cuts before the end of the year. Following its two-day meeting, the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) kept the benchmark overnight borrowing...


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