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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!

Inside the Economy: Trade Tariffs

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On this week’s Inside the Economy, we review the number of new jobs that have been created in the U.S. economy this year. In addition, there continues to be a number of headlines related to the trade tariffs that the Trump administration wants to impose. Listen in as we look at each state’s biggest export/import partner and discuss what implications these tariffs may have on the U.S. economy.

Inside the Economy: Tariffs, Rate Hikes and More

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On this week’s Inside the Economy, we discuss the volatility that has crept back into the global equity markets. How does this stock market volatility compare to past market conditions? Last week the Federal Reserve raised rates by another .25%. How many more rate increases can we expect over the next 12 months? We also review the trade balances with the top four U.S. trade partners. What goods make up the largest portion of imports from China? Tune in to this week’s episode to find out!

Inside the Economy: Tariffs, S&P 500, and the Housing Market

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On this week’s Inside the Economy w/ SH&J, we discuss the impacts that the new tariffs may have on steel. Could there be a different event that has a more significant impact on steel prices other than the tariffs? The U.S. stock market has recovered from the February declines. Have S&P 500 companies’ earnings been increasing enough since the Great Recession to justify the market being at all-time highs again? Tune in to find out the answers to these questions and more!

Inside the Economy: U.S. Stock Market Volatility, the Housing Market and More

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On this week’s Inside the Economy, we discuss the recent volatility in the U.S. Stock market. Is this a sign of things to come, or will the markets start to settle down? With mortgage rates creeping higher, what effect does this have on the US housing market? Tune in as we discuss these topics and more on this week’s economic discussion.

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!