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...

AIIS Newsletter: October 2018

October 2018 Market Update The unemployment rate in September fell to its lowest point in nearly half a century as the economy continues to show signs of strength. Although employers added only 134,000 jobs nationwide – the lowest monthly total in a year, possibly...

July 2018 Market Update

Trench warfare continues in what the Chinese Ministry of Commerce describes as “the biggest trade war in economic history.” In the latest exchange, the Trump administration in early July added $34 billion of Chinese imports to the list of products on which it will...

AIIS Newsletter: June 2018

June 2018 Market Update The trade war has started. After President Trump announced on June 1 that Canada, Mexico and the European Union will be subject to the new 25 percent tariffs on steel and 10 percent tariffs on aluminum from which they had been temporarily...

AIIS Newsletter: May 2018

Market Update Economic growth at the start of 2018 came in at an annualized rate of 2.3 percent, according to an initial estimate from the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA), a slowdown from the previous year, but a better performance than had been expected. Economists...