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Economy

Inside the Economy w/ SH&J: Are We Heading Towards a Recession?

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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!

Inside the Economy: Fed Funds Rate, Bitcoin, The S&P 500 & More

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On this week’s episode of Inside the Economy, we look at Bitcoin to see how its recent price surge compares to some of the most famous asset bubbles in history. Global stock markets have gotten off to a strong start in 2018, but will this trend continue throughout the year? We also discuss the Federal Funds Rate, and what kind of hikes we expect to see through 2019. Tune in to hear about these topics and much more!

Inside the Economy: 2018 Outlook

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On today’s Inside the Economy, we discuss the Federal Reserve’s recent rate increase and where rates may be headed in 2018. We also take a look at holiday spending and the performance of Amazon and other retail giants. Stocks around the globe had outstanding performances in 2017, but will global economic growth continue for the foreseeable future? Tune in to find out!

Inside the Economy: Could a Rise in Oil Prices Lead to the Next Recession?

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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.

Inside the Economy: Inflation, Mortgages, and Consumer Credit

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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.

Inside the Economy: Is Another Recession Likely?

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On this week’s episode of Inside the Economy, we look at the size of the capital markets in the United States and compare them with other economies around the world. We discuss some of the factors that have made the U.S. an economic powerhouse compared to the rest of the world. U.S. consumer spending is at all-time highs and in tandem the personal savings rate has decreased over the past few years. What kind of impact can this have on the economy moving forward? Tune in to find out more!

Inside the Economy: October 23, 2017

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In this week’s Inside the Economy with SH&J, we take a deeper dive into the unemployment numbers coming from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics to find out what factors are truly behind the low unemployment rates. In addition, we discuss why Americans have taken on 25% less debt in 2016 as compared to 2010. The United States has been in a rising rate environment for the past few years, but it has gone mostly unnoticed to the general public. What are the chances the Fed raises rates again before the end of the year, and will we feel the effects of higher interest rates? Listen in to hear more on these questions by tuning in!

Inside the Economy: October 9, 2017

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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!

Inside the Economy: Gold, the S&P 500, and Saudi Arabia

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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!