AFP EconWatch: June 3, 2013
- By Staff Writers
- Published: 2013-06-03
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- 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?”
- This Week in Corporate Finance: Markets More StableAfter all the volatility of the past couple of weeks, this was a week where the market could calmly survey its surrounding, and coolly assess its next moves. For the week, U.S. Treasury yields were lower, as stock prices and commodity prices were on the rise.
- This Week in Corporate Finance: Back to Normal?Following the U.S. equity market indexes peaking on May 22, the investor community has been trying to figure out how the next chapter of the recovery story will play out. As the U.S. economy improves, the need for stimulus will decrease, and the market has been trying to contemplate going back to a more “normal” environment.
- AFP EconWatch: GDP Growth Slow in Q1 2013The pace of economic expansion picked up during the first three months of 2013, but the growth rate in the gross domestic product (GDP) was slower than anticipated.
- This Week in Corporate Finance: Lukewarm Outlook?This was another week where the equity markets touched new or multi-year highs, the bond market sold off a bit, and the economic outlook is lukewarm at best. Time will tell if we have finally moved to a period of determining how fast the U.S. economy is growing, rather than asking: is the U.S. economy growing?