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The Morning View: December 2, 2022

Announced this morning, the economy added 263,000 jobs in November, higher than expected. The Leisure and Hospitality industry was strong, while the Retail Trade industry was weak. The Unemployment Rate held steady at 3.7% and the Labor Force Participation Rate at...

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The Morning View: November 16, 2022

 Announced this morning, Retail Sales for October increased 1.3%, higher than expected and a solid rebound from the prior reading. In the month, Gasoline Stations, up 4.1%, Food Services & Drinking Places, up 1.6%, and Food & Beverage Stores, up 1.4%, were...

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The Morning View: November 10, 2022

In this morning’s data, the Consumer Price Index increased 0.4% in October, less than expected, and is 7.7% higher on an annual basis. Monthly prices for Fuel Oil, up 19.8%, were strong, while monthly prices for Used Cars and Trucks, down -2.4%, Apparel, down -0.7%,...

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Market Update – November 2022

A Month At A Glance Following a nearly 13% loss in the previous two months, US stocks surged 8.1% higher in October Higher rates led to a loss of 1.3%for US core bonds Value stocks outperformed, nearly doubling the return of growth stocks Emerging-markets equities...

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The Morning View: November 4, 2022

Announced this morning, the economy added 261,000 jobs in October, higher than expected. The Health Care and Social Assistance industry was again relatively strong, while the Construction industry was weak. The Unemployment Rate ticked two tenths higher to 3.7% and...

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Market Perspectives 2022

Inflation Conundrum • Inflation remains persistent, although much can be attributed to the post-pandemic recovery and Ukraine war (energy, food and housing prices). • Today’s strong dollar has provided an advantage for consumers. Because of the dollar’s stronger...

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The Morning View: October 28, 2022

Announced this morning, Personal Income increased 0.4% in September, as expected. Personal Spending increased 0.6% in September, two-tenths more than expected and Real Personal Spending which accounts for inflation was up 0.3% in September also more than expected. The...

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The Morning View: October 20, 2022

In this morning’s data, Initial Jobless Claims were 214,000 for the week ending October 15th, less than expected and less than the previous week. Continuing Claims were 1,385,000 for the week ending October 8th, slightly higher than expected and also higher than the...

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The Morning View: October 13, 2022

Announced this morning, the Consumer Price Index increased 0.4% in September and is 8.2% higher on an annual basis, both higher than expected.  Monthly prices for Utility Gas Service (natural gas), up 2.9%, Transportation Services, up 1.9%, and Shelter, up 0.7%, were...

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