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Wednesday, February 1, 2023

Stocks added to their early 2023 gains amid a busy stream of mixed corporate earnings results and conflicting economic data. The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 1.81%, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 added 2.47%. The...

 

Monday, January 30, 2023

A one-time acceleration due to state minimum wage increases in January should not be interpreted as a sign that the Fed is losing its battle with inflation. While the federal minimum wage will likely remain unchanged from $7.25,...

 

Tuesday, January 24, 2023

Stocks showed mixed results last week as recession fears resurfaced in response to weak economic data and a tepid start to a new corporate earnings season.  The Dow Jones Industrial Average skidded 2.70%, while the Standard &...

 

Monday, January 23, 2023

A message from RCM Capital Management's Sara Hibbs and Damon Walker:´╗┐With a still-tight labor market and expectations for rising real income in the coming months, it's not clear the economy is headed towards recession just yet...

 

Monday, January 16, 2023

Chart of the Week: A Breath of Fresh AirBrighter days appear to be on the horizon in Europe, in our view. Given a historically mild winter, natural gas prices have fallen back to September 2021 levels, easing inflation pressures for...

 

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Monday, January 9, 2023

A message from RCM Capital Management's Sara Hibbs: The U.S. labor market was a shining star in 2022 against a dim economic backdrop of tighter financial conditions and recession fears. Although real GDP normally outpaces payroll...

 

Monday, January 9, 2023

A strong Friday rally triggered by fresh signs of moderating inflation pushed stocks into positive territory to begin the new year. A strong Friday rally triggered by fresh signs of moderating inflation pushed stocks into positive...

 

Monday, January 9, 2023

Chart of the Week: New Year, New S&P 500?The S&P 500's performance in 2022 was its seventh worst since inception and the third worst since 2000. Episodic volatility, lack of earnings growth, and a high cost of capital may pose...

 

Monday, January 2, 2023

Will the Global Economy Tip into Recession? Most of the world’s economies are in or near recession, thanks to slowing growth, war in Ukraine, a lingering pandemic, high inflation and rising interest rates. One potential bright...