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Market Talk - Friday, May 26
The CPI reading has cooled considerably since peaking out at around 9% in June 2022. However, inflation remains a concern for the economy.
Market Talk - Thursday, May 25
Secretary Yellen continued to warn that the United States government might not be able to pay the bills as early as June 1 if Congress does not act to raise or suspend the debt ceiling.
Market Talk - Monday, May 22
China’s benchmark lending rates have remained unchanged for the ninth consecutive month in May, aligning with market expectations.
Market Talk - Friday, May 19
Fed Chair Jerome Powell has stated that interest rates may not have to rise as much as expected to curb inflation.
Market Talk - Thursday, May 18
Dallas Fed President Lorie Logan has stated that the current data does not justify pausing rate hikes yet.
Market Talk - Wednesday, May 17
​According to the​​ Commerce Department, US housing starts​​ unexpectedly​​ increased by​​ 2.2% in April​​ 2023 to an annual​​ rate of 1.40 million​​ units.
Market Talk - Tuesday, May 16
China’s industrial output and retail sales growth in April fell short of expectations, indicating a loss of momentum in the economy at the beginning of the second quarter.
Market Talk - Monday, May 15
Despite a slide in mortgage demand, total consumer debt in the US has surpassed $17 trillion for the first time, according to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.
Market Talk - Friday, May 12
Japanese imports likely contracted by 0.3% in April from a year earlier, the first decline since January, due to easing inflationary pressures in international commodity prices.
Market Talk - Thursday, May 11
The CPI reading has cooled considerably since peaking out around 9% in June 2022, but inflation has been persistent despite the Fed’s efforts to bring down prices.
Market Talk - Tuesday, May 9
The Agricultural Bank of China, one of the country’s largest commercial lenders, has scaled up support for the manufacturing sector.
Market Talk - Monday, May 8
The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) has stated that the US will default on its debt sometime this summer if Congress does not raise the $31.4 trillion debt limit.
Market Talk - Friday, May, 5
Economic output in the European Union grew by 0.3% in the first three months of 2023 compared to the previous quarter.
Market Talk - Thursday, May 4
TD Bank and First Horizon merger was abandoned because of a drawn-out regulatory approval procedure, which would have created America’s sixth-largest bank.
Market Talk - Wednesday, May 3
Despite the recent banking failures, the FOMC said that the system remains “sound and resilient”.
Bank Failures – A Push For CBDC?
All of these small and mid-sized banks are struggling with liquidity. The larger banks are gaining more power and influence.
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