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3rd Quarter 2018 | John’s Market Commentary

By |2018-12-28T21:18:21+00:00December 10th, 2018|Categories: On Our Minds|Tags: , , , , , |

Well, 2018’s third quarter earnings season is history.  It was pretty much a repeat of both the first and second quarters.  The U.S. economy will stay strong in 2019 and inflation will tick-up above 2% and so the U.S. central bank should continue to raise interest rates gradually, New York Fed President John Williams said Tuesday.  [...]

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 [...]

The Tariff Tiff and History Repeating Itself

By |2018-09-26T15:32:55+00:00July 19th, 2018|Categories: Business Wise|Tags: , , , , , |

“History doesn’t repeat itself, but it often rhymes.” – Mark Twain Financial crises have hit the global markets on a regular basis throughout history.  And it appears financial crises will continue to pop up at regular intervals into the future.  The first recorded speculative bubble was Tulip Mania in 1637, a period in the Dutch Golden [...]

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% [...]

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 [...]

3rd Quarter Economic Update | October 2017

By |2017-11-16T20:22:39+00:00November 16th, 2017|Categories: On Our Minds|Tags: , , , , |

Economic growth is strong around the world.  The number of countries with economies that are in a recession are at near all-time lows.  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 seeing strong GDP growth.  Many regions are [...]

2nd Quarter Economic Update | August 2017

By |2017-08-31T19:14:42+00:00August 22nd, 2017|Categories: On Our Minds|Tags: , , , , |

U.S. economic reports improved quarter-over-quarter.  U.S. businesses appear to have emerged from a multi-year earnings slump, with the Q1/Q2 S&P 500 sales and profits showing year-on-year growth for the first time since late 2014.  GDP is up 2.8% year-over-year and economic sentiment continues to improve.  Key risks include uncertainty on President Trump’s economic policy, geopolitical threats [...]

Mackey Advisors Economic Update | May 2017

By |2017-06-14T14:58:07+00:00May 18th, 2017|Categories: On Our Minds|Tags: , , , , |

The U.S. economy continues to do well.  It is stable and has proven to be resilient to domestic and global news events.  It continues to slowly recover and, according to most economists, should continue to do so through 2017 and into 2018.  The employment situation continues to improve; the unemployment rate is 4.7% and remains near [...]

The U.S. Economy

By |2017-06-14T17:31:20+00:00March 15th, 2017|Categories: On Our Minds|Tags: , , , , , |

This past month, the Mackey Advisors team attended an economics presentation by Alan Beaulieu, the President of ITR Economics and a leading authority on global economics.  His presentations are informative and detailed providing unique insight into economic trends; both short and long term.  His latest report was positive and upbeat, especially for the United States. The [...]