Equity Markets Surprised Many in 2021

All sectors of the S&P 500 Index posted gains in 2021, with the energy sector leading, following a dismal outcome in 2020. Real estate, technology, and financial sectors were also leading sectors in 2021. Domestic equity markets were resilient to …

Macro Overview – January 2022

A year after Covid-19 changed the course of travel, socialization, and financial markets, 2021 witnessed a much quicker rebound than had been anticipated. The equity market upswing caught many by surprise as it was not anticipated. Inflation brought about by …

How Inflation Might Ease – Consumer Behavior

The pandemic pulled forward or accelerated an enormous amount of consumer spending that was pent up for months during lockdowns and closures. As a result, demand for automobiles, homes, furniture, and appliances all skyrocketed, driving prices higher and evaporating inventories. …

Macro Overview – November 2021

Severe labor shortages and supply chain disruptions continue to hamper industries throughout the country, elevating inflationary pressures for millions of Americans. Higher prices for gasoline and natural gas are expected to raise heating costs for consumers heading into the winter …

The Dollar’s Supremacy – Currency Update

Even as the popularity of cryptocurrency has taken center stage as a possible replacement to traditional country currencies, some believe that the dollar’s supremacy may continue as investors seek stability in the world’s healthiest economy. U.S. capital markets remain the …

OECD Sees An Increase In Global Inflation – Global Economy

Pandemic-driven supply issues, as well as a gradual emergence of economic activity globally, have led to higher prices worldwide. Energy and food prices have risen in nearly every country worldwide, unfortunately affecting lower-income and impoverished countries more. Currently, 38 developed …

Wage Inflation Is Here – Inflationary Factor

With over 10 million open positions nationwide, companies are being forced to raise wages and pay incentives in order to attract qualified workers. Salaries and hourly wages in nearly every industry nationwide have risen over the past year, elevating employment …