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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March 20, 2018 —This week Jamie Sumner, chief analyst, reviews some of the inflation data that came out last week which continue to point to subdued inflation. Retail sales contracted by 0.1% in February compared to January. This contraction led mostly by the reduction in motor vehicle parts. With all the economic numbers that came out last week, we saw the Atlanta Fed’s GDPNow forecast drop to 1.8%.
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March 13, 2018

March 13, 2018 —This week Jamie Sumner, chief analyst, reviews the February employment situation report. With the number of jobs created amounting to 313,000, the report greatly exceeded the expectations of 205,000. Additionally, the jobs created were widespread among the categories tracked. As for wages, average hourly earnings increased by 2.6% year over year with was below expectations of 2.9%. Thus, softening wage inflation pressures for now. The unemployment rate was unchanged at 4.1%.
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March 6, 2018

March 6, 2018 —This week Jamie Sumner, chief analyst, reviews the second estimate of the 4Q 2017 GDP along with the PCE and Core PCE for January. Additionally, Jamie covers the January inventories release, which shows growth in both the retail and wholesale inventories, which could help boost the 1Q 2018 GDP is the trend continues. The durable goods release was soft, posting a month over month decline in new orders and capital goods. Lastly, Jamie covers the February ISM release which continued to exhibit optimistic results.
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