De Groote Financial Group October 21, 2016

U.S. Consumer Prices Up 0.3% in September… Energy and housing drove prices higher. Core inflation, excluding food and energy, rose a modest 0.1%. What it means – Prices increased 1.5% from last year, and core inflation jumped 2.2%. That’s higher than the Fed’s 2.0% target, but they don’t use the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ core […]

De Groote Financial Group October 10, 2016

 The U.S. Created 156,000 Jobs in September, the Unemployment Rate Ticked up to 5.0%… Labor force participation increased slightly, pushing up the number of unemployed. What it means – Two things. First, more Americans came off the sideline and started looking for work. Second, not very exciting. The numbers weren’t high enough to require a […]