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Aug 14, 2018

Economic Roundup: U.S. Economy Taking Emerging Market Issues in Stride
Small businesses were still joyful, while financial market conditions remain supportive for growth.

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Aug 14, 2018

Unstable Emerging Markets May Force the Fed to Reconsider Tapering Strategy
The dollar has strengthened considerably across a large number of EM currencies.

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Aug 14, 2018

Turkey's Troubles Spare the U.S. Economy, So Far
It's not the direct but the secondary effects that could be the issue.

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Aug 14, 2018

U.S. Regional Outlook: Growth Paths Diverge
Job growth in the South has moved into the lead.

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Aug 13, 2018

Economic Roundup: Contagion Fears Are Back
Contagion worries emerge amid Turkey's lira crisis.

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Aug 13, 2018

Emerging Markets May Sink if 10-year Treasury Yield Climbs Above 3%
Brazil's currency is also undergoing a pronounced depreciation.

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Aug 13, 2018

U.S. Chartbook: Keeping It 'Real'
Drop in real average hourly earnings isn't cause for concern.

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Aug 13, 2018

U.S. Macro Outlook: Significant Differences, Eerie Similarities
The parallels between today's leveraged lending and precrisis subprime lending bear watching.

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Aug 13, 2018

U.S. Weekly Highlights and Preview, 10 August, 2018
Amazon's Prime Day added some uncertainty to the forecast.

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Aug 10, 2018

Economic Roundup: Warmer
U.S. core CPI is firming, but inflation isn't an immediate concern.

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Aug 10, 2018

Recent Events Show How Higher Leverage Reins in Benchmark Interest Rates
FOMC's median forecast of a 3.125% midpoint for year-end 2019's federal funds rate seems ambitious.

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Aug 10, 2018

Canada Weekly: Trouble on the Farm
China's agricultural tariffs against the U.S. will hurt Canadian farmers.

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Aug 09, 2018

Markets Shrug Off Record Ratio of Corporate Debt to GDP
Second quarter readings reflect a more positive outlook for earnings than for earlier highs.

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Aug 09, 2018

Economic Roundup: Third Quarter Is Off to a Good Start
The initial estimate has Q3 GDP tracking 3.6%.

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Aug 09, 2018

After a Late Start, U.S. GDP Tracker Showing a Strong Q3
The economy has solid momentum.

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Aug 09, 2018

Profit Outlook Offsets Record Ratio of Corporate Debt to GDP (Capital Markets Research)


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Aug 08, 2018

Falling Mortgage Applications Weaken Case for Treasury Yields to Climb
Lower affordability seems to outweigh job growth for prospective buyers.

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Aug 08, 2018

Economic Roundup: More Back and Forth Between U.S. and China
If trade tensions continue to build, China will implement more monetary and fiscal stimulus.

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Aug 08, 2018

Tweaking Our Forecast for the U.S. Economy
We have made changes to our outlook for GDP, inflation and interest rates.

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Aug 08, 2018

Global Outlook: Marching to Different Drummers
Growth is set to slow everywhere but in the U.S. and Latin America.

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Aug 07, 2018

Market Value of U.S. Common Equity Hits a New High
The value has now increased by an ample 7.3% since the end of 2017.

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Aug 07, 2018

Economic Roundup: Time Heals Many Wounds
Fears about higher structural unemployment in the U.S. following the recession have faded.

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Aug 06, 2018

VIX Closes at Its Lowest Since U.S. Equities' Record High in January
Meanwhile, global business activity has lost momentum since the start of the year.

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Aug 06, 2018

Economic Roundup: Federal Reserve's Latest Senior Loan Officer Opinion Survey
This is an additional support to an economy that has strong momentum.

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Aug 06, 2018

The Anatomy of U.S. Housing's Recent Setback
This is not the time to panic.

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Aug 06, 2018

U.S. Chartbook: Labor Market Sizzles Without Overheating
Employers added fewer jobs than expected in July, but the economy is on a strong trajectory.

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Aug 06, 2018

U.S. Weekly Highlights and Preview, August 3, 2018
The focus is on inflation.

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Aug 03, 2018

July Jobs Report Hints of Sustainable Profits Growth
A dwindling supply of qualified workers should push firms to get more output from existing workforces.

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Aug 03, 2018

Economic Roundup: Don't Fret Over July Employment
Job growth is still impressive, suggesting remaining slack in the labor market.

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Aug 03, 2018

U.S. Retail Pricing Power Improving
Revisions paint a stronger picture.

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Aug 03, 2018

U.S. Labor Market Still Red Hot
Seasonal adjustment issues and Toys R Us put a dent in July employment.

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Aug 03, 2018

Canada Weekly: Monetary Policy Update
Inflation and the labor market will force one more rate hike this year.

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Aug 02, 2018

Older Workers' Record Share of Employment Curbs Wages
Compensation remains well-contained despite a low jobless rate.

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Aug 02, 2018

Economic Roundup: Bank of England in No Hurry to Hike Again
BoE raised rates at its August meeting but may take a long breather.

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Aug 02, 2018

Cross-Sector: Market Data Highlights


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Aug 02, 2018

Operating Lease and Pension Interest Rates - July 2018


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Aug 02, 2018

Upon Further Review, Debt to EBITDA Still Falls Short as an Aggregate Predictor (Capital Markets Research)


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Aug 01, 2018

The Relationship Between EBITDA and Corporate Debt
An examination of the ratio of the two tells a default risk story, depending on the ratio used.

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Aug 01, 2018

Economic Roundup: Fed Takes a Summer Vacation
The August meeting of the Federal Open Market Committee was simply a formality.

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Aug 01, 2018

Revisions Save U.S. Construction Spending
Construction spending fell in June, but the implications for Q2 GDP are small.

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Jul 31, 2018

More to Default Outlook Than High Corporate-Debt-to-GDP Ratio
U.S. equities come out of a three-day skid.

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Jul 31, 2018

Economic Roundup: A Whirlwind of a Day
BoJ adopts forward guidance, euro zone GDP underwhelms, and U.S. ECI was just fine.

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Jul 30, 2018

Pending Home Sales Troubled by 10-Year Treasury Yield Just Under 3%
The typical homebuyer is likely to balk at higher mortgage yields.

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Jul 30, 2018

Economic Roundup: Trade Tensions Are Hurting Global Business Sentiment
Our business confidence survey is heading in the wrong direction.

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Jul 30, 2018

U.S. Chartbook: Economy on a Sugar High
Odds are 4% isn't the new normal.

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Jul 30, 2018

U.S. Consumers Saving More Than Previously Thought
There are potential implications for understanding consumer behavior and the outlook.

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Jul 30, 2018

U.S. Weekly Highlights and Preview, July 30, 2018
The focus in this busy week will be on employment.

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Jul 27, 2018

Economic Roundup: Enjoy the Best Stage of the Business Cycle
U.S. inflation is low, GDP growth is above trend, and unemployment is low.

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Jul 27, 2018

GDP Revisions Lift Ratio of Corporate Debt to Operating Profits
The ratio jumped from 6.91-1 to 7.31-1, higher than in 2007 before the crisis.

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Jul 27, 2018

FOMC Preview: August Is Just a Formality
Expect a few tweaks to the post-meeting statement but nothing overly significant.

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Jul 27, 2018

Partying Like It's 2014
Juice from the U.S. fiscal stimulus and a still-accommodative Fed will keep the party going.

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Jul 27, 2018

Partying Like Its 2014
Juice from the U.S. fiscal stimulus and a still-accommodative Fed will keep the party going.

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Jul 27, 2018

Canada Weekly: Show Me the Money
A record tight labor market and rising oil prices are boosting earnings across the country.

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Jul 26, 2018

Already-High Debt-to-Cash-Flow Ratio Limits Upside for Treasury Yields
Reduced expectations for benchmark Treasury yields may have lifted housing-share prices.

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Jul 26, 2018

Economic Roundup: High Expectations for Q2 GDP
Durable goods orders, trade and inventories were disappointing, but GDP still tracking 4%.

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Jul 26, 2018

Final Thoughts Ahead of Q2 U.S. GDP
Friday's report will contain a lot of moving parts.

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Jul 26, 2018

Plenty of Disappointments
U.S. durable goods orders, the goods deficit, and inventories were all soft in June.

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Jul 25, 2018

'Art of the Deal' Sparks Equity Rally, but Housing Shares Plunge
The PHLX index of housing sector share prices broke ranks with July 25's unexpected rise.

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Jul 25, 2018

Economic Roundup: Ignore Monthly Swings in U.S. New-Home Sales
The trend remains decent, and a peak has yet to be reached.

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Jul 25, 2018

Previewing the U.S. GDP Benchmark Revisions
The BEA is taking aim at residual seasonality.

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Jul 25, 2018

U.S. New-Home Sales Hit a Soft Patch
A peak would be telling, but it hasn't come, yet.

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Jul 25, 2018

Trump Offers Protection From His Own Trade Protectionism
Retaliatory sanctions on U.S. agricultural products are destabilizing areas already weighed down by low commodity prices.

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Jul 25, 2018

U.S. Federal Outlook: Tick Tock Goes the Social Security Clock
Social Security will run out of money in 2034, but Congress can prevent this.

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Jul 24, 2018

Housing-Sector Share Prices Lag the Overall Equity Market
The PHLX would need to rise by 20.2% to return to its recovery high of January 23.

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Jul 24, 2018

Economic Roundup: U.S. Manufacturing Is Holding Up
Richmond Fed survey was decent. Trump administration announces aid to farmers.

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Jul 24, 2018

U.S. Retail Pricing Power Weak but Improving
The recovery has been widespread across segments.

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Jul 23, 2018

Housing Influencing U.S. Treasury Yields More Than Japan's Bond Yields Do
Continuing setbacks by existing-home sales limit the upside for Treasury bond yields.

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Jul 23, 2018

Economic Roundup: Parts of U.S. Housing Have Peaked, Others Haven't
The yield curve staged quite the reversal, but the key is whether it will stick.

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Jul 23, 2018

U.S. Employment Outlook: Job Engine Keeps Humming
The share of the population with jobs trends higher.

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Jul 23, 2018

U.S. Existing-Home Sales Slide Continues
There was some better news on inventories, but sales have likely peaked.

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Jul 23, 2018

U.S. Chartbook: Just Keep Swimming
The economy is powering ahead as tariff threats loom on the horizon.

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Jul 23, 2018

U.S. Existing-Home Sales May Have Already Peaked this Cycle
Though disappointing, the impact on GDP is small. New-home sales and starts matter more.

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Jul 23, 2018

U.S. Weekly Highlights and Preview, July 20, 2018
We'll get a first look at second quarter GDP growth.

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Jul 20, 2018

President's Remarks on the Economy Drive Bond and Mortgage Yields Higher
Trump's call for an end to Fed rate hikes and a cheaper dollar have backfired so far.

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Jul 20, 2018

Economic Roundup: As Trump Says More, Fed Can Say Less
The U.S. central bank can counter to the president's criticism; hopefully it won't need to.

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Jul 20, 2018

Canada Weekly: Autos, Both Foreign and Domestic
Threats of U.S. vehicle tariffs are spoiling the great news from dealerships.

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Jul 20, 2018

Does the Fed Have a Counter Punch to Trump's Jab?
The central bank will play it cool but should consider dialing back its forward guidance.

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Jul 20, 2018

Unreal Acceleration in U.S. Retail Sales
Despite tax cuts, growth has more to do with prices than real spending.

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Jul 19, 2018

Industrial Metals Price Slide Trims Treasury Bond Yields
The stunning collapse in Moody's metals index is due in part to trade-related uncertainty.

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Jul 19, 2018

Economic Roundup: Festivus Comes Early This Year
Trump airs his grievances about the Fed.

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Jul 19, 2018

Keep Calm and Hike On
Trump aired his grievances about the Fed's rate hikes, but that won't stop them.

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Jul 19, 2018

U.S. Macro Outlook: Dangerous Curve Ahead
Ignore those voices that claim this time is different.

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Jul 19, 2018

Another Reason Not to Fret About the Yield Curve, Yet
Correlation doesn't imply causation of a U.S. recession.

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Jul 19, 2018

Base Metals Price Drop Suggests All Is Not Well (Capital Markets Research)


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Jul 18, 2018

Speculative-Grade Yield Now Tops High-Yield's Coupon
High-yield's average coupon was last below its average yield in 2016.

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Jul 18, 2018

Economic Roundup: One Bad Month Isn't a Trend
Housing starts drop in June, but the trend remains decent.

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Jul 18, 2018

Powell Challenged to Identify the Unidentifiable
The Fed will know what the normal size of the balance sheet once it hits it.

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Jul 18, 2018

Powell Gets Pressed on Fed's Policy Framework
A debate will occur within the central bank, but it won't be lively as the Fed will stick with the floor system.

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Jul 18, 2018

Behind U.S. Housing Starts' Big Drop
Tariffs aren't helping, but they don't explain a decline of this magnitude.

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Jul 18, 2018

U.S. Regional Outlook: Wage, Salary Growth Looking Up
Job growth is solid, but trade tensions are a significant risk.

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Jul 17, 2018

High Yield Has Relatively More Loan Debt Than a Typical Nonfinancial Corporation
Some might argue that high-yield issuers have become overly reliant on loans.

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Jul 17, 2018

Economic Roundup: A Snoozer
Powell sticks the Fed's script as the central bank remains comfortable with gradual rate hikes.

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Jul 17, 2018

Short and Sweet for Fed's Powell
There was more bobbing and weaving than new substance from the central bank's chair.

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Jul 17, 2018

U.S. Industrial Production Bounces Back
The slide in May proved to be temporary.

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Jul 16, 2018

Retail Sales Report Improves Prospects for Corporate Credit Quality
The acceleration bolsters expectations of expanding profits and a further default rate slide

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Jul 16, 2018

Economic Roundup: Another Solid Month for U.S. Retail Sales
Consumers are doing their part to keep this expansion rolling.

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Jul 16, 2018

Beyond the Dollars and Cents of Tariffs
Uncertainty is a concern but past instances suggest the hit to U.S. industrial production is small.

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Jul 16, 2018

U.S. Chartbook: Somethings Old, New, Borrowed and Blue
An expanding trade war has had only a limited effect on inflation, but confidence has begun to slip.

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Jul 16, 2018

No Gripe With June U.S. Retail Sales
Control sales were soft but May's were revised higher.

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Jul 16, 2018

Explaining the Wage Growth Mystery
If unemployment is so low, why has wage growth not picked up?

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