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Key Takeaways from September Employment Report

FMI’s commentary on key takeaways from the September Employment report.

Data Round-Up: NFIB on Biggest Winning Streak in Its History

FMI’s analysis of this morning’s September Small Business Optimism Index.

Data Round-Up: Home Price Appreciation Stays Brisk; Consumer, Fed Bank Surveys Strong

FMI’s review of July Home Price Indices and September Conference Board Consumer Confidence, featuring Jobs-Plentiful/Jobs-Hard-to-Get data

New Faces on FOMC Will Not Shift Policy Direction

FMI’s commentary on vacancies on the Federal Reserve Board of Governors and on the likely effect -- minimal -- of Trump’s nominees on policy.

Data Round-Up: New Home Sales Disappoint, Again

FMI’s analysis of today’s August New Home Sales report.

FOMC Stays Course: Another Hike in December, Three in 2019

FMI’s commentary on today’s FOMC post-meeting statement and Powell’s news conference.

Data Round-Up: Real Equipment Likely Up +5% in 18Q3, Real GDP Near +3.5%

FMI’s analyses of today’s August Durable Goods Orders, August Advance Indicators (Goods-trade, wholesale & retail inventories), and Third Report of 18Q2 GDP as well as the latest Weekly UI Claims & Rail Traffic results.

Data Round-Up: Real Consumption on Track for +3.5% Growth in 18Q3

FMI’s analyses of today’s August Personal Income & Consumption report and September Chicago Purchasing Managers Index, as well as our Summary of major data released in September and Schedule of major data reports in October.

Data Round-Up: Even with Lackluster August Retail, Real Consumption Likely Up +3.5% in 18Q3

FMI’s analyses of this morning’s August Retail Sales, July Business Inventories, and August Industrial Production reports as well as our reviews of August Bank Lending & Money Supply data and August U.S. Dollar and Trade Prices results.

Fed’s ‘Third Mandate’ Will Compel Continued Tightening

FMI’s commentary on progress toward the Fed’s mandates, including the mostly-forgotten third one.

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