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Fed policy and the natural rate of interest—a delicate balancing act

Fed policy and the natural rate of interest—a delicate balancing act

The current estimate of the natural rate of interest is 0.5%, hardly enough to compensate for the risk of investment.
FOMC decision: Policy, price stability and balance sheet strategy

FOMC decision: Policy, price stability and balance sheet strategy

The Federal Reserve on Wednesday showed that it intends to achieve price stability, maximum sustainable employment and long-term growth despite the risk of a…
RSM US Supply Chain Index: Bracing for more disruptions

RSM US Supply Chain Index: Bracing for more disruptions

Widespread lockdowns in China and prolonged geopolitical conflict in Ukraine will most likely assure another round of supply chain snarls ahead.
RSM US Manufacturing Outlook Index: Decelerating growth as tensions mount

RSM US Manufacturing Outlook Index: Decelerating growth as tensions mount

The RSM US Manufacturing Outlook Index is signaling the potential of further economic moderation from rising prices and slowing demand.
Consumers spent more in March despite rising inflation

Consumers spent more in March despite rising inflation

American consumers defied rising inflation and market uncertainties in March, continuing to spend more on goods and services as their wages increased and they…
Balancing the three pillars of IT e book

Balancing the three pillars of IT e book

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Chart of the day: Initial jobless claims ease amid tight labor market

Chart of the day: Initial jobless claims ease amid tight labor market

New claims for jobless benefits fell by 5,000 last week to 180,000 as labor demand continued to be robust and layoffs remained historically low.
U.S. GDP declines by 1.4%: This is what an overheating economy looks like

U.S. GDP declines by 1.4%: This is what an overheating economy looks like

Growth in the first three months of the year contracted at 1.4% pace as Americans turned to imports to meet torrid demand that is simply unsustainable.
Pending home sales fell back to pre-pandemic level amid rising rates

Pending home sales fell back to pre-pandemic level amid rising rates

pending home sales fell 1.2% in March, declining for the fifth month in a row, as demand continued to slow due to high prices and rising mortgage rates.
Durable goods orders bounced back in March

Durable goods orders bounced back in March

Orders for durable goods bounced back in March despite interest rate hikes and supply shocks from geopolitical conflict. The top-line durable goods orders…
Consumer confidence declines slightly as new home sales fall 8.6%

Consumer confidence declines slightly as new home sales fall 8.6%

Consumer confidence eased in April despite an uptick in expectations, the Conference Board reported on Tuesday.
Proposed updates: Reference rate reform and derivatives and hedging

Proposed updates: Reference rate reform and derivatives and hedging

If finalized, a recently proposed ASU would defer the sunset date for ASC 848 and amend the definition of the SOFR Swap Rate.
Chart of the day: Initial jobless claims point to strong jobs report

Chart of the day: Initial jobless claims point to strong jobs report

New filings for jobless claims last week fell slightly, to 184,000, holding steady below the average pre-pandemic level for the 12th straight week.
Optimizing post merger integration

Optimizing post merger integration

Discover common post-merger integration problems, their potential impact, and how to derive maximum value from the new organization.
Investment trends to watch in health care subsectors

Investment trends to watch in health care subsectors

At a health care private equity and finance conference, panelists and speakers shared insights on the investment climate in various health care subsectors and related topics.