Truth in Wealth Building
A key economic measure fell in January. The Leading Economic Index declined 0.2% in January to 123.2. Stock price declines and weakness in initial claims…
Financial Focus • February 19, 2016
U.S. producer prices rose 0.1% in January but lower energy prices and a strong dollar keep inflation in check. In the 12 months through January,…
Financial Focus • February 18, 2016
Columbia Sportswear handily beat Wall Street profit forecasts. Columbia Sportswear’s fourth-quarter profits totaled $63.4 million. Sales totaled $699.4 million, up 3% from a year earlier….
Financial Focus • February 17, 2016
U.S. consumer spending for retail sales excluding automobiles, gasoline, building materials and food services increased 0.6% in January after declining 0.3% in December. Consumer spending…
Financial Focus • February 16, 2016
The Asian stock rout continued overnight, with the Japanese Nikkei dropping 4.8%, its seventh decline in eight sessions to the lowest close since October 2014….
Financial Focus • February 12, 2016
Fed Chair Janet Yellen goes back to Capitol Hill and the Senate this morning after rattling markets from the House side yesterday. The 10-year Treasury…
Financial Focus • February 11, 2016