December 11, 2017
On this week’s Inside the Economy, we look at the change in direction of oil prices. Could a rise in oil prices signify the beginning of a recession, as has often been the case historically? In addition, we examine the U.S. stock market compared to other markets throughout the world. What has this performance meant for individual wealth, and which countries are benefiting the most? Tune in to find out.
November 21, 2017
In this week’s Inside the Economy, we take a look at inflation numbers in the U.S. After years of little to no inflation, we may start to see core inflation inch up to historical levels in the next year. In the consumer credit space, auto loan delinquencies have started to creep up, while delinquencies for student loans remain relatively unchanged. Tune in as we explore these trends and much more.
October 12, 2017
In this week’s Inside the Economy with SH&J, we examine S&P 500 companies’ record dividend payouts so far this year. What does this do to U.S. stock prices and can these record payouts continue? Many of the major economies across the globe are seeing expansion at the same time that the U.S. economy is growing. Are foreign companies taking part in offering dividend yield to investors similar to U.S. companies? Find out the answers to these questions and more by tuning in!
September 27, 2017
Today on Inside the Economy with SH&J, we review the Fed’s equilibrium rate target - the rate that is “ideal for the economy at full employment and growing at its potential”. We also review the correlation between gold and the S&P 500 as well as the strong underlying macroeconomics of the United States. Which country wants to be the new tourist destination? Tune in to find out!
September 13, 2017
On this week’s Inside the Economy, we discuss the effects that natural disasters such as Hurricanes Harvey and Irma have on the U.S. economy. Greater Houston is the metropolitan area that contributes the most to United States Real GDP growth. Will Hurricane Harvey’s devastation of one of the nation’s most productive economic centers signal a slowdown for the U.S. economy as a whole? Tune in to find out!
August 30, 2017
On this week’s Inside the Economy, we examine how America’s personal savings have changed since the Great Recession. We also discuss how the Federal Reserve will begin to unwind its balance sheet of Treasuries and Mortgage Backed Securities over the next 5 years. Outside of the U.S., economic activity in Spain is looking brighter. What kind of impact will this positive outlook have on the referendum on Catalan independence on October 1st? Tune in to find out!
August 16, 2017
On today’s Inside the Economy, we look at the U.S. consumer and review disposable income and personal consumption. We also discuss the Fed’s QT (Quantitative Tightening) Policy of increasing interest rates and the changes to the Fed’s balance sheet as they begin to roll off the assets they acquired during the 2008-2009 timeframe. How will this affect our economy? Tune in to find out!
August 2, 2017
This week on Inside the Economy with SH&J, we review positive news with the release of the first estimate for second quarter GDP and the GDP outlook for the remainder of 2017. Listen in as we discuss the contribution of mining to earnings in the energy sector along with an update on the U.S. shale oil industry. In addition, can you guess which U.S. cities are seeing an influx of financial jobs?
July 19, 2017
This week on Inside the Economy with SH&J, we take a look at U.S. Energy consumption and the historic and current sources of electricity production. In addition, we review how large the U.S. economy has grown and the impact of inflation. Will a decrease in personal tax cuts encourage Americans to spend more and stimulate the economy? Tune in for an objective view on these issues and more.
June 20, 2017
Today on Inside the Economy with SH&J, we revisit the cause of the high inflation and interest rate environment in the early 1980’s and why looking back in time is important in comparison to today’s economic environment. We also compare and contrast the best performing stocks in the S&P 500 today to the early 2000’s tech bubble. Listen in as we take a stroll down memory lane and more.