Pumping Up the Positive Consumer Attitude

[img id=”1″ align=”right”]KEY DATA: Confidence: +3.9 points; Home Prices (Monthly): +0.9%; Year-over-Year: +5.2% IN A NUTSHELL: “Consumers are feeling a lot better about things and rising home prices are helping.” WHAT IT MEANS: It looks like...

December Consumer Confidence

[img id=”1″ align=”right”]KEY DATA: Spending: +0.3%; Income: +0.3%; Prices: 0%/ Orders: 0%; Capital Spending: -0.4%/ Home Sales: +4.3%/ Confidence: +1.3 points IN A NUTSHELL: “Today’s data dump points to an economy moving forward but not with...

FOMC Meeting — December 15-16, 2015

[img id=”1″ align=”right”]In a Nutshell: “That’s one small step for the Fed, one giant step toward normal financial markets.” Rate Decision: Fed funds rate range increased to between 0.25% and 0.50% Well, they finally did it. After hinting and...