The Morning View: July 20, 2021

The Morning View: July 20, 2021

Announced this morning, Housing Starts were 1,643,000 in June, an increase of 6.3% for the month, which was much higher than. Conversely, Building Permits were 1,598,000 in June, down -5.1% for the month, which was more negative than expected. Overall, the increase in...

The Morning View: July 20, 2021

Announced this morning, Housing Starts were 1,643,000 in June, an increase of 6.3% for the month, which was much higher than. Conversely, Building Permits were 1,598,000 in June, down -5.1% for the month, which was more negative than expected. Overall, the increase in...

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Retirement Times June 2021 Newsletter

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The Morning View: July 20, 2021

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Announced this morning, the economy added 559,000 jobs in May, less than expected.  The Leisure and Hospitality industry was strong, adding 292,000 jobs, while the Construction sector was weak, as -20,000 jobs were lost. The Unemployment Rate fell three tenths to...

The Morning View: July 20, 2021

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Our Views on Inflation, May 2021

Recently, investors have been concerned about inflation and inflation expectations. Considering the recent fiscal stimulus packages, expected pent-up demand as we reopen from the global pandemic, and a very accommodative Federal Reserve in recent years, it is easy to...

The Morning View: July 20, 2021

The Morning View: May 18 , 2021

In this morning’s data, Housing Starts were 1,569,000 for the month of April, much lower than expected and it is a -9.5% decline from the previous month. However, this follows a strong increase in March of over 19%. Building Permits were 1,760,000 in April, slightly...

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