economic expansion

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The Late Innings of the Business Cycle?


As is typically the case in the late innings of a business cycle, leverage is elevated and rising. The Federal Reserve (Fed) has moved into action...

Goldilocks’ Year


The Goldilocks investment environment may be coming to an end. What does that mean for portfolios? Everyone knows the famous story of Goldilocks. A little girl goes for a walk...

Signs of Slower U.S. Growth on the Horizon


The U.S. economic expansion, which began in 2009, is already one of the longest on record. This begs the question, how much longer can it last?

Inflation Heats Up, Retail Sales Cool in January


Consumer prices jumped more than expected in January, with the headline Consumer Price Index (CPI) up 0.5%...

Floating Rate Loans—Slow and Steady Wins the Race


With the U.S. economy appearing to gain momentum—and the potential to further accelerate with the tax reform...

Solid Job Growth in November


Nonfarm payroll employment was up 228,000 in November, beating expectations. Hiring was broad-based across industries. The recent bounce in hiring is partly...