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    There has been much focus over the past week on the August payroll growth slowdown ...
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    Getting the inflation call right is one of the most important decisions an investor ...
  3. Chart of the Week: Will the Fed Disrupt the EM ...

    This week’s chart helps explain why stronger U.S. jobs data fueled speculation earlier ...
  4. Market Overview: 3Q2016

    U.S. Treasury yields moved lower in the second Q of 2016. Various government data ...
  5. Don’t Blame The U.S. for The Yield Meltdown

    This month added another bizarre chapter to the seemingly endless drop in bond yields. ...
  6. Another Reason Rates are Likely to Be Lower for ...

    The Federal Reserve (Fed) has suggested it’s likely to remain on hold for the near ...
  1. Where Are Real Estate Stocks Heading?

    We summarize five economic reports that investors should monitor monthly to keep ...
  1. What economic indicators are important to consider when investing in the retail sector?

    Learn why the unemployment rate and Consumer Confidence Index are two of the best economic indicators when investing in the ...
  2. Why is the employment figure important to a "dove"

    Learn why the employment figure is important to "doves." Central banks have competing objectives of economic growth and price ...
  3. How does the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics calculate the unemployment rate published ...

    Understand the process used by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics to determine the official unemployment rate for the United ...
  4. What are some of the key shortcomings of how the U.S. unemployment rate is determined ...

    Understand how the unemployment rate reported by the BLS fails to account for people who have given up looking for jobs or ...
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