AFP EconWatch: June 3, 2013
- By Staff Writers
- Published: 2013-06-03
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- This Week in Corporate Finance: GDP Report Sparks VolatilityWhat caused last week's volatility? Treasuries sold-off after the second quarter GDP report came in significantly higher than expected (+4.0 percent versus a consensus +2.9 percent). The fear was that the increase in economic activity would force the Fed’s hand to raise interest rates sooner rather than later to stem the tide of potential inflation.
- AFP EconWatch - August 4, 2014Employers added 209,000 non-farm jobs on a seasonally adjusted basis during July. While the pace of job creation was slightly slower than the consensus forecast, July was the sixth consecutive month in which the U.S. economy added at least 200,000 new jobs. The last time that happened was July 1997.
- This Week in Corporate Finance: Shift to Safety Continues in EuropeThe market had the feeling of being on a teeter-totter this past week, as general positive feelings about the U.S. economy were counter-balanced by geopolitical concerns, specifically in Ukraine and Gaza. Overseas, the flight to safety continued.
- AFP EconWatch - July 28, 2014U.S. businesses rapidly rebuilt short-term corporate cash holdings during the second quarter following the economic contraction and slow pace of cash accumulation during the opening months of 2014. This was the key finding from the July 2014 AFP Corporate Cash Indicators® released Monday.
- This Week in Corporate Finance: Fed Tapering Starting Soon?The drumbeat continues for an improving U.S. economy and the question on everybody’s mind is, “When will the Federal Reserve begin their tapering operation?” We received a near-perfect trifecta of information this week causing some to ponder, “Is this the elusive Goldilocks economy?”