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Monthly Archives: May 2012

Policymakers, Pundits, and Politicians Eye the May Jobs Report

The May jobs report is due out on Friday June 1, 2012, and as always, market participants and policymakers will closely watch the report. This year is an election year, of course, so the politicians and political pundits will have plenty to say about the report as well…

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Policymakers, Pundits, and Politicians Eye the May Jobs Report

Banking on the Greek Election

The stock market has been relatively unchanged in recent days, despite some sizable intraday swings. The movements suggest that the market is nervously awaiting a decision to be reached…

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Banking on the Greek Election

Seasonal Slowdown

After a strong start to 2012, the municipal bond market may be due for a pause or at least another breather. In late February 2012, we cautioned that the municipal bond market was due for a breather as the combination of good recent performance and future hurdles may lead to a slowdown or pullback…

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Seasonal Slowdown

The Spring Slide

It has been 410 years since the first initial public offering (IPO). The Dutch East India Company helped people add spice to their daily lives, connect to those in faraway places, and became the richest company the world had ever seen. High hopes for similar success surrounded the Facebook IPO on Friday. However, the long-awaited IPO was unable to…

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The Spring Slide

The Ebb of Energy & Eating Costs

In the spring of 2011, U.S. consumers were hit with high energy and food prices. This double whammy drove headline consumer prices, as measured by the Consumer Price Index (CPI), from a 1.1% year-over-year gain in late 2010 to nearly 4.0% by the fall of 2011. A rapid acceleration in food and energy prices accounted for most of the acceleration in overall inflation…

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The Ebb of Energy & Eating Costs

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Lessons From the Labor Market

More than four million children were born in the United States in 1990, the most in any year since the tail end of the baby boom in 1961. Twenty-two years later, in 2012, more than 1.8 million will earn a bachelor’s degree and either enter the workforce or move on to more schooling (graduate school). In addition, approximately 3.2 million students, most born in 1994, will graduate from high school this spring, and face the same choices as college grads…

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Lessons From the Labor Market

Treasury Momentum

Treasuries continue to enjoy a spring renewal with prices continuing their slow inexorable march higher and the 10-year Treasury yield approaching the low end of the long-standing trading range [Figure 1]. Since September of last year, the 10-year Treasury yield has…

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Treasury Momentum

License to Spend

In our 2012 Outlook we wrote, “U.S. gross domestic product (GDP) is likely to produce below-average growth of about 2% in 2012, supported by solid business spending and modest, but stable, consumer spending” and that U.S. business spending would grow at several times the pace of consumer spending in 2012. With data on GDP now in hand…

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License to Spend

The “Wall Street” Election Poll

The biggest event for investors over the next six months is likely to be the November elections in the United States. The outcome of the elections will define the political context and leadership for policies that address the looming fiscal imbalances coming to a head in early 2013…

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The “Wall Street” Election Poll