Mackey Advisors Economic Update

4th quarter 2016

All indicators are now pointing, more or less, in a positive direction for the U.S. economy.  The consumer continues to be in the driver’s seat, enjoying low energy prices, low borrowing costs (for now anyway), rising wages and a strong housing market.  As far as the economy is concerned, the elections were a non-event.  Although… Read More

Mackey Advisors Economic Update

3rd quarter 2016

The U.S. economy continues slowly chug along.  The consumer continues to drive U.S. economic growth with Retail Sales and Housing Construction continuing to show strength.  The Brexit has come and gone with little long lasting impact to the global economy.  The next headline leading news will be the presidential elections scheduled for Tuesday, November 8th. … Read More

Mackey Advisors Economic Update

2nd Quarter 2016

The U.S. economy continues to remain a bright spot in the world despite significant headwinds that dampened activity in the early months of 2016.  The consumer is driving U.S. economic growth.  According to recent Consumer Confidence reports, purchasers continue to view business and labor market conditions (i.e. personal income prospects) positively.  They are cautiously optimistic… Read More

Mackey Advisors Economic Update

1st Quarter 2016

The U.S. economy remains a bright spot in the world despite significant headwinds that dampened activity in the early months of 2016.  Manufacturing production has been consistent over the past four months, continuing to edge higher in the first quarter, boosted by strong automotive output.  Yet a healthier economy and differing monetary policy opinion pieces… Read More

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Mackey Advisors Economic Update

4th Quarter 2015

The U.S. economy, though soft in the second half of 2015, remains a bright spot in the world.  This is despite significant headwinds created by the problems facing the majority the globe’s economies.  The world’s largest economy is being bolstered by gains in Consumer Spending and Construction.  Strong employment growth, cheaper gasoline, and higher home… Read More

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Mackey Advisors Economic Update

3rd Quarter 2014

Economic conditions continue to show signs of progress. On the upside, interest rates continue to remain low in the face of global uncertainty allowing U.S. consumers and businesses to borrow money more cheaply than has been historically possible. As an added bonus, increased oil production within the U.S. and globally has resulted in lower energy… Read More

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Mackey Advisors Economic Update

2nd Quarter 2014

Economic conditions in the U.S. have shown resiliency over the past quarter despite continued global conflicts and the Fed’s gradual easing of its’ quantitative easing program.  In fact, most of the key indicators that we follow are continuing to post positive results year-over-year.  Employment is gradually and, more importantly, consistently improving and manufacturers continue to… Read More

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Mackey Advisors Economic Update

1st Quarter 2014

Economic conditions in the U.S. were made tougher to diagnose during the first quarter of 2014 due to the unusually harsh weather conditions.  The good news is that the most recent economic readings from early April tend to support this theory.  Both Retail Sales and Manufacturing metrics bounced nicely in the March timeframe.    … Read More

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Mackey Advisors Economic Update

4th Quarter 2013

Overall, the U.S. Economy continues to improve and, as the U.S. economy improves, so too does the world economy.    All of the U.S. economic leading indicators we follow, point to a strengthening economy coming to 2014.  Gains were positive and fairly widespread across all areas, especially for manufacturing orders and employment.  Our economy will continue… Read More

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Did you miss our 3rd Quarter Economic Update? Don’t fret, a free download is available now!   Overall, the U.S. Economy continues to improve but at a very slow pace.    Leading indicators, while somewhat mixed, point to modest economic strengthening.  Gains were fairly widespread especially for manufacturing orders.  Unemployment claims were also positive in August… Read More