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Macro View of the Upcoming Economic Environment

By |2019-11-13T20:26:55+00:00November 11th, 2019|Categories: Business Wise|Tags: , , , , , |

Macro View of the Upcoming Economic Environment   Bottom line is that the U.S. and Global Economics are slowing.  ITR anticipates a weaker fourth quarter 2019 extending into mid-2020 due to a variety of issues, including the trade war and geopolitical issues such as Brexit, Iran/Saudi Arabia, Italy and Turkey/Syria.  Originally, they predicted an early 2020 recovery but [...]

Market Moving News

By |2019-01-23T21:30:03+00:00January 8th, 2019|Categories: On Our Minds|Tags: , , , |

As of this week, the government shutdown is now the longest in U.S. history.  Granted, it is only a partial shutdown. Previous wholesale shutdowns occurred in January 2018 over immigration (specifically saving DACA-Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival) which lasted 3 days and October 2013 (over saving Obamacare) which lasted 16 days. These prior shutdowns can be [...]

3rd Quarter Economic Update | November 2018

By |2018-12-28T21:29:34+00:00November 15th, 2018|Categories: On Our Minds|Tags: , , , , , |

It can’t get a whole lot better in the U.S. job market (or can it?).  The employment situation continues blast through expectations.  The number of Americans losing their jobs and applying for unemployment benefits each week remained near a 49-year low in mid-October, suggesting no visible deterioration in the U.S. labor market. Initial jobless claims, on [...]

2018 Economic Update | Mackey Advisors Virtual Happy Hour

By |2018-05-04T14:24:10+00:00November 1st, 2018|Tags: , , , , , |

To register please click here What: Mackey Advisors Virtual Happy Hour - 2018 Economic Update Who: Andy Pulsfort , John Nunan & Matt Lobaugh Time: 4pm to 5pm ET Dates: Thursday, November 1st The Skinny:  Grab a cold drink and join us for an economic update.  Whether you are a business owner or individual investor, join us to [...]

2nd Quarter 2018 | John’s Market Commentary

By |2018-09-28T19:20:18+00:00September 3rd, 2018|Categories: On Our Minds|Tags: , , , , , |

Well, 2018’s second quarter earnings season is history.  It was pretty much a repeat of the first quarter.  Once again, if you were to read the headlines, you would be led to believe the end-of-times was near.  Reporter anxiety continues to run high and, at times almost hysterical.  The continuing trade spat between the U.S. and [...]

2nd Quarter Economic Update | August 2018

By |2018-08-14T13:28:07+00:00August 14th, 2018|Categories: On Our Minds|Tags: , , , , |

Real gross domestic product (GDP) increased 4.1% in the second quarter of 2018, according to the “advance” estimate released by the Bureau of Economic Analysis.  This is up from 2.2% in the first quarter.  The 2nd quarter increase in real GDP reflected increases in consumer spending, exports, business investment, and government spending.  The only decreases were [...]

2018 Economic Update | Mackey Advisors Virtual Happy Hour

By |2018-05-04T14:26:14+00:00August 2nd, 2018|Tags: , , , , , |

To register please click here What: Mackey Advisors Virtual Happy Hour - 2018 Economic Update Who: Andy Pulsfort , John Nunan & Matt Lobaugh Time: 4pm to 5pm ET Dates: Thursday, August 2nd The Skinny:  Grab a cold drink and join us for an economic update.  Whether you are a business owner or individual investor, join us to [...]

1st Quarter Economic Update | May 2018

By |2018-07-05T16:07:13+00:00May 18th, 2018|Categories: On Our Minds|Tags: , , , , |

Our economic indicators continue to run positive for the first quarter of 2018.  Consumer spending, business investments and residential fixed investments rose at a 4.6% annual rate.  Gross Domestic Product (GDP), a broad measure of the nation’s overall economic activity has shown consistent growth over the past three quarters; up 3.2% in 2017’s 3rd quarter, 2.9% [...]

2018 Economic Update | Mackey Advisors Virtual Happy Hour

By |2018-05-04T14:26:47+00:00May 3rd, 2018|Tags: , , , , , |

To register please click here What: Mackey Advisors Virtual Happy Hour - 2018 Economic Update Who: Andy Pulsfort , John Nunan & Matt Lobaugh Time: 4pm to 5pm ET Dates: Thursday, May 3rd The Skinny:  Grab a cold drink and join us for an economic update.  Whether you are a business owner or individual investor, join us to [...]

4th Quarter Economic Update | January 2018

By |2018-02-22T21:51:08+00:00February 15th, 2018|Categories: On Our Minds|Tags: , , , , |

Once again, the economic metrics we follow indicate growth is strong around the world.   The ultra-loose monetary policies that were implemented due to the financial crises a decade ago have led to an expanding global economy resulting in many countries continuing to see strong GDP growth.  Labor markets are solid, global trade is healthy and commodity [...]