Quarterly Market Commentary - 2019 Q4

·       From an aggregated lens, the U.S. and the world have recovered from the Global Financial Crisis (GFC). The global labor economy is at its best in a generation; private wealth or net...


ECB Press Conference December 12, 2019 - What Has Changed?

Summary  This is the first ECB monetary policy meeting under the presidency of Christine Lagarde, who was appointed on October 18, 2019, by the ECB Executive Board. Incoming data suggest muted...


FOMC December 2019 Press Release Language Change

Summary Labor market remains strong with solid job gains. (no change) Economic activity has been rising at a moderate rate. (no change) Unemployment rate has remained low. (no change) Growth of...


Participant Data - Plan Asset vs. Participant Asset

With a rapidly digitizing world and with constant threats on cyber security with information theft, ownership of data and data permissioning will increasingly become a topic of focus, and evolving and...


FOMC October 2019 FOMC Press Release Language Change

Summary Labor market remains strong with solid job gains. (no change) Economic activity has been rising at a moderate rate. (no change) Unemployment rate has remained low. (no change) Growth of...


ECB Press Conference October 24, 2019 - What Has Changed?

Summary  As reflected in the new staff projections, expecting a more protracted weakness of the euro area economy, the persistence of prominent downside risks and muted inflationary pressures with...


Quarterly Market Commentary – 2019 Q3

2% GDP - World growth is slowing, and there are signs that the U.S. is also slowing.  It is not clear though if this slowing is the economy’s natural return to the New Normal from a...


2020 Social Security Cost of Living Adjustment Announced

Based on the increase in the Consumer Price Index (CPI-W) from the third quarter of 2018 through the third quarter of 2019, Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) beneficiaries will...


FOMC September 2019 Press Release Language Change

Summary Labor market remains strong with solid job gains. (no change) Economic activity has been rising at a moderate rate. (no change) Unemployment rate has remained low. (no change) Growth of...


ECB Press Conference September 12, 2019 - What Has Changed?

Summary  ·       As reflected in the new staff projections, expecting a more protracted weakness of the euro area economy, the persistence of prominent downside risks and muted inflationary...