De Groote Financial Group February 3, 2021

What Happened Last Week and What It Means to You: October 9, 2020

Stimulus, to be or not to be… Vaccine/Treatments/Therapies… Jobs… Speaking of poorly run states… Inflation…

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 September 16, 2016

Bond Yields Shot Higher Across the Globe as Prices Dropped… From the German bund to the U.S. Treasury, yields jumped on long maturity bonds as investors questioned the effectiveness of central bank policy. What it means – What took so long? Just about everyone on the planet not named Paul Krugman or a Central Banker […]

De Groote Financial Group October 2, 2015

The U.S. Economy Created 142,000 Jobs in September, Far Below the Expectation of 200,000…  The reports for August and July were revised lower, by 37,000 and 22,000 respectively.  What it means – Less. That’s the theme of the entire report. Fewer jobs were created than expected, hours worked declined, labor force participation dropped, and even earnings […]