Inside the Economy w/ SH&J: Interest Rates & Unemployment

June 20, 2018

On this week’s Inside the Economy with SH&J, we discuss the Fed’s latest interest rate increase that occurred last week. The Fed Funds rate is now at 2%.  How many more increases can we expect this year and what will happen to bonds when the rate hikes cease? We are near full employment in the U.S. economy, and the recent job numbers may indicate something we have never seen in the job market before. Tune in to find out about these topics and more!

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Inside the Economy w/ SH&J: U.S. Tariffs

June 6, 2018

On this week’s Inside the Economy with SH&J, we discuss the potential impacts of U.S. tariffs on Canada and Mexico and the new Italian government. What is the reason many international stock markets have been trending negative over the past few weeks? Consumer confidence is near an all-time high in the U.S., and the personal savings rate has been decreasing. Is this correlation normal or is it a sign of things to come for the U.S. economy? Tune in this week to find out!

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Inside the Economy w/ SH&J: Interest Rates and the Yield Curve

May 23, 2018

On this week’s Inside the Economy with SH&J, we discuss interest rates and the yield curve. The yield curve is flattening, and historically inverted yield curves have signaled the start of recessions. How probable is it for us to get an inverted yield curve in the near future? In addition, in many areas around the country, it is a seller’s market in real estate, especially Denver. Does this mean people are actually taking advantage and selling their homes? Tune in to find out answers to these questions and more!

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Inside the Economy w/ SH&J: Detroit and Rare Earth Elements

May 9, 2018

On this week’s Inside the Economy with SH&J, we discuss the resurgence of the City of Detroit. Detroit is seeing real estate values increase for the first time since 2012. What caused this economic turnaround and are there additional municipalities that could look to the Motor City for inspiration? A fascinating discovery of rare earth elements was found on a tiny island in the South Pacific. What kind of implications could this have on the global economy? Tune into this week’s discussion to learn about these topics and more!

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Inside the Economy w/ SH&J: Trade Tariffs

April 11, 2018

On this week’s Inside the Economy, we review the number of new jobs that have been created in the U.S. economy this year. In addition, there continues to be a number of headlines related to the trade tariffs that the Trump administration wants to impose. Listen in as we look at each state’s biggest export/import partner and discuss what implications these tariffs may have on the U.S. economy.

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Inside the Economy w/ SH&J: Tariffs, Rate Hikes and More

March 28, 2018

On this week’s Inside the Economy, we discuss the volatility that has crept back into the global equity markets. How does this stock market volatility compare to past market conditions? Last week the Federal Reserve raised rates by another .25%. How many more rate increases can we expect over the next 12 months? We also review the trade balances with the top four U.S. trade partners.  What goods make up the largest portion of imports from China? Tune in to this week’s episode to find out!

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Inside the Economy w/ SH&J: Tariffs, S&P 500, and the Housing Market

March 14, 2018

On this week’s Inside the Economy w/ SH&J, we discuss the impacts that the new tariffs may have on steel. Could there be a different event that has a more significant impact on steel prices other than the tariffs? The U.S. stock market has recovered from the February declines. Have S&P 500 companies’ earnings been increasing enough since the Great Recession to justify the market being at all-time highs again? Tune in to find out the answers to these questions and more!

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Inside the Economy w/ SH&J: U.S. Stock Market Volatility, the Housing Market and More

February 28, 2018

On this week’s Inside the Economy, we discuss the recent volatility in the U.S. Stock market. Is this a sign of things to come, or will the markets start to settle down? With mortgage rates creeping higher, what effect does this have on the US housing market? Tune in as we discuss these topics and more on this week’s economic discussion.

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Inside the Economy w/ SH&J: Are we heading towards a Recession?

February 14, 2018

On this week’s Inside the Economy w/ SH&J, we discuss what last week’s market sell off means for the stock market moving forward. Was it a signal of more to come, or does the outlook for the U.S. economy remain bright? With the recent tax law changes now taking effect, will personal disposable income increase, and if so, by how much? Tune in to find out the answers to these questions and more!

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Inside the Economy with SH&J: A Look at 2018

January 19, 2018

On today’s Inside the Economy, we recap 2017 stock market performance. Last year the index was consistently higher at the end of each month all year. Will we see a similar climb in 2018 and 2019? How will the tax code changes affect the stock markets? Tune in to hear this and more in the first Inside the Economy of 2018!

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