Workforce Getting Older – Labor Demographics

Demographics drive the domestic labor force, propelled by both young and unskilled workers to older more seasoned individuals. For decades, the baby boom generation commanded the nation’s workforce, representing the single largest age group to hold jobs across all industries …

Why We’re Using More Energy – Domestic Energy Market

Contrary to what we hear about conservative practices with energy consumption, energy use in American homes has actually increased over the past 30 years. Data compiled by the U.S. Energy Department identified various reasons as to why we’re using more …

Worldwide Debt On The Rise – International Finance

Corporate debt worldwide has become a growing concern among central bankers and international finance managers. The extended period of ultra low interest rates following the monetary stimulus programs of central banks worldwide allowed companies from all over the globe to …

Macro Overview – April 2019

A change in the Federal Reserve’s stance on the direction of interest rates helped buoy equity and bond prices higher in March, allowing U.S. equity indices to post the strongest first quarter in nearly ten years. The Federal Reserve scaled …

OPEC Weakens Further – Oil Industry Focus

OPEC Weakens Further – Oil Industry Focus – March 2019 The once almighty oil cartel known as OPEC (Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries), has weaken to the point that its members have lost confidence in the organization’s ability to …

China Trade Deficit Reaches Largest Ever In 2018

China’s trade deficit with the U.S. rose to the largest difference ever in the last quarter of 2018 as ongoing trade disputes continue. In October 2018 alone, U.S. exports to China were valued at $9.13 billion versus imports from China …

Upcoming Debt Ceiling Issue – Fiscal Policy

A recurring debate is once again about to emerge as a political challenge surrounding government debt continues. On February 9, 2018, the President signed a bill suspending the debt ceiling until March 1, 2019. On that date, the revised debt …

Macro Economic Overview – February 2019

A resilient U.S. economy drove equity markets to the best January in 30 years, propelling stock indices to new year gains which had not been seen since January 1989. Job and wage growth skirted the government shutdown as the number …