Asset/Liability Management


Listen in as our analysts discuss an array of topics that may be affecting your institution, including recent market movements and industry-wide commentary. These briefings can serve as educational tools for both boards and management.

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October 09, 2018 —This week Jamie Sumner, chief analyst, reviews the jobs report for September and the ISM manufacturing and non-manufacturing reports. Overall, the big news was the 50k upward revision to the August jobs creation to 254k. However, for September the job growth was 121k jobs, the lowest since September 2017, which was low due to the impact of hurricane Harvey. Change in hourly earnings remained fairly steady at an increase of 2.8% over the past year, thus showing no significant jump in wages. Although, the unemployment rate did fall by two-tenths of a percent in September to 3.7%. As for the ISM indices, both the manufacturing and non-manufacturing indices point to continued expansion of our economy.

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October 02, 2018

October 02, 2018 —This week Jamie Sumner, chief analyst, reviews Fed Statement and newly released projections including the Dot Plot. Furthermore, Jamie compares the market’s implied fed rates with the dot plot to point out how different they are. Lastly, Jamie covers the inventories report which points to stronger than expected inventory builds and while overall construction spending was little changed from July.

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