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Economy

Inside the Economy: Trade, China, & Corporate Profits

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On this week’s Inside the Economy with SH&J, we turn our focus to the Guangdong province in China. Guangdong is used as a barometer for how global trade is doing. With the talk of U.S. tariffs over the past few months, how has this affected manufacturing and exporting in Guangdong and what does it mean for global trade? The U.S. stock market is continuing to flirt with all-time highs, are corporate profits growing to sustain the stock valuations? Tune in to find out!

Inside the Economy: New Stock Market Highs

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On this week’s Inside the Economy, we discuss the current bull market for the U.S. stock market. How does it compare to other bull markets, and what is the driving force behind it? In addition, there has been a lot of talk in the news about the Turkish Lira. What other emerging market currencies are at risk of a crisis, and what kind of effect would it have on the U.S. economy? Tune in to find out the answers to these questions and more!

Inside the Economy: Inflation, Earnings, and More

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On this week’s Inside the Economy, we review core inflation numbers. Now that we have the highest core inflation in the past decade, what could this mean for the U.S. economy? Have the second quarter earnings numbers supported the all-time highs in the U.S. stock market again? Tune in to find out the answers to these questions along with a review of the U.S. debt to GDP ratio and a new challenge public utility companies are facing.

Inside the Economy: GDP, Mortgage Rates, & the Bond Market

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On this week’s Inside the Economy, we discuss the second quarter GDP numbers. The U.S. economy is continuing to see robust growth. We review some of the supporting components, and how long this expansion may last. As mortgage rates and home prices continue to increase, what effect does this have on new home buying? Tune in to find out the answers to these questions and more!

Inside the Economy: Inflation, Tariffs, the Stock Market and More

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On this week’s Inside the Economy with SH&J, we have a discussion on inflation. The producer price index (PPI) is rising at its fastest pace in about seven years. What kind of impact might the new tariffs have on this number and the economy overall? It has been a volatile six months for the U.S. stock market. Have we gotten back to end of January highs? Tune in to find out the answers to these questions and more!

Inside the Economy: Real Estate, Tariffs and Oil Prices

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On this week’s Inside the Economy, we take a look at oil prices. A barrel of crude oil is now trading up near $75. What kind of impact will this price increase have on the prices we pay at the pump? In addition, much attention has been given to the talk of tariffs. What kind of effect is this having on stock prices of Chinese companies? Tune in to find out the answers to these questions and more!

Inside the Economy: Interest Rates & Unemployment

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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!

Inside the Economy: U.S. Tariffs

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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!

Inside the Economy: Interest Rates and the Yield Curve

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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!

Inside the Economy: Detroit and Rare Earth Elements

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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!