Here’s a look at key factors that have influenced economies and markets in the current year—and their investment implications for 2017.
Entries filed under 'U.S. Economy & Policy'
Here’s an advance look at macroeconomic and investment trends to watch next year.
A decline in a measure of initial jobless claims to a 43-year low suggests an important structural change that bears closer scrutiny.
The U.S. Federal Reserve’s January policy statement acknowledged global market turmoil and implied a less aggressive pace of rate hikes.
The long-awaited interest rate hike by the U.S. Federal Reserve is now a reality. Perhaps more important to investors, policymakers indicated that they may not be in a rush to tighten further.
The anticipated tightening move by the U.S. Federal Reserve on December 16 would feature some new wrinkles. Here’s an explanation of the process.
What should investors be monitoring in the wake of the attacks on November 13?
Strong growth in nonfarm payrolls, and an uptick in hourly earnings, increases the odds of a December rate hike.