AIIS Newsletter: August 2019

August 2019 Market Update The economic expansion slowed significantly in the second quarter, decreasing the likelihood of annual growth hitting the Trump administration’s target of 3 percent for the first time since 2005. From April to June, the economy grew at an...

AIIS Newsletter: July 2019

July 2019 Market Update The U.S. economy in June set a record for the longest expansion in the nation’s history – 10 years and one month, a streak that began in June 2009 following the Great Recession. Growth, while sustained, has not been overly impressive, however....

AIIS Newsletter: May 2019

May 2019 Market Update The U.S economy recorded its best first quarter performance in four years, growing by 3.2 percent from January to March, according to the Bureau of Economic Analysis. In recent years, the first quarter has tended to be relatively weak, with...

AIIS Newsletter: February 2019

February 2019 Market Update The Federal Reserve appears to be backing off its plan to continue to raise interest rates. At least two increases to the target range for the federal funds rate had been expected this year, but following the Federal Open Market Committee’s...

AIIS Newsletter: January 2019

January 2019 Market Update The longest government shutdown in U.S. history could threaten to stall the country’s economic momentum. With lawmakers and the Trump administration unable to reach a deal on spending, parts of the government have been shut down since Dec....

AIIS Newsletter: November 2018

November 2018 Market Update The U.S. economy has now posted back-to-back quarters of at least 3 percent growth for only the fifth time in the past 13 years. Gross domestic product (GDP) expanded by 3.5 percent in the third quarter, according to the Bureau of Economic...