Monthly Macro Chart Book

Macro Chart Book – September 2021

Inflation continues to be a major concern as producer prices have risen over 8% over the last year. Partially in response to this, the Fed plans to reduce its purchasing schedule in November. Along with conflict over Biden’s ambitious $3.5 T spending bill, this news sparked a small pullback in the market, which, combined with a strong earnings season, put valuations at their most attractive levels in over a year. These and other economic topics are examined in September’s edition of Julex’s Monthly Macro Chart Book

Macro Chart Book – August 2021

The August jobs report was disappointing but continued to trend in the right direction. Inflation is still a major concern after the Jackson Hole meeting left no doubt that the Fed is not considering raising rates anytime soon. Corporate profits, the stock market, and housing prices are both at all-time highs. These and other economic topics are examined in August’s edition of Julex’s Monthly Macro Chart Book.

Macro Chart Book – July 2021

Unemployment decreased to 5.5% as the U.S. added nearly one million jobs on the month. Q2 GDP missed estimates, but still grew at a 6.5% pace. Going forward, the trade deficit is expected to reduce GDP by 4% annually . These and other economic topics are examined in July’s edition of Julex’s Monthly Macro Chart Book.

Macro Chart Book – June 2021

Inflation climbed closer to 4% (the highest mark in two decades), the Fed Balance Sheet eclipsed $8 Trillion, and housing prices stand nearly 40% higher than the peak of the Housing Bubble. These and other economic topics are examined in June’s edition of Julex’s Monthly Macro Chart Book.

Macro Chart Book – May 2021

Unemployment dipped below 6%, the monthly trade deficit reached its largest level in recent memory, and energy-adjusted inflation crept above 3% for the first time in over 15 years. These and other economic topics are examined in May’s edition of Julex’s Monthly Macro Chart Book.

Macro Chart Book – April 2021

A large miss on job creation brought unemployment up for the first time in 13 months, but every stock sector was positive in April, and Powell reiterated his view that inflation will be a “transitory” event. These and other economic topics are examined in April’s edition of Julex’s Monthly Macro Chart Book.

Macro Chart Book – February 2021

Inflationary concerns caused bond yields to spike, investors shifted into value stocks, and employment data was better than expected. These and other economic topics are examined in February’s edition of Julex’s Monthly Macro Chart Book.

Macro Chart Book – January 2021

With a majority in the House and Senate, Biden was able to push through his $1.9 trillion stimulus package without Republican support. Even with the large package, it is expected that the deficit will fall from the record $3.1 trillion shortfall in 2020. After leading all major countries in 2020 performance, China has started 2021 strong, leading all large developed and emerging market countries in terms of equity performance. On the heels of the captivating GameStop saga, volume on precious metals was through roof at the end of the month. These and other economic topics are examined in January’s edition of Julex’s Monthly Macro Chart Book.

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