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    In the Markets – Week-Ending February 3rd

    by Peter J. Creedon

    Newsletter: In the Markets – Week-Ending February 3rd Crystal Brook Advisors We Make Financial Planning Crystal Clear™ United States: The ISM manufacturing index reached 56.0 in January, the highest reading 65 since November 2014 when the oil price slide began (top chart). Broad- based gains point to steady optimism among survey respondents. The 60 production…

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    In the Markets – Week-Ending January 27th

    by Peter J. Creedon

    Newsletter: In the Markets – Week-Ending January 27th Crystal Brook Advisors We Make Financial Planning Crystal Clear™ United States:  The LEI surged 0.5 percent in December, in line with the consensus forecast. This month’s release incorporates annual benchmark revisions to the composite economic indexes, which brings them up-to-date with revisions in source data. (1)  The…

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    In the Markets – Week-Ending January 20th

    by Peter J. Creedon

    Newsletter: In the Markets – Week-Ending January 20th Crystal Brook Advisors We Make Financial Planning Crystal Clear™ United States:  Coming in line with expectations, CPI inflation rose 0.3 percent in 7% December. Headline CPI is now running above 2 percent for the first time 6% since mid-2014, when the 2014-2016 collapse in oil prices began….

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    In the Markets – Week-Ending January 13th

    by Peter J. Creedon

    Newsletter: In the Markets – Week-Ending January 13th  Crystal Brook Advisors We Make Financial Planning Crystal Clear™ United States:  Import price inflation is back in positive territory following a 0.4 rise in December and upward revision to November’s dip. The 1.8 percent gain in import prices over the past year marks the largest 12-month increase…

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