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January Jobs Report – Mixed Messages



The January jobs report came out on Friday, February 5, 2016. The report showed that 151,000 jobs were added in January. That number was lower than expected, but it was enough to lower the unemployment rate to 4.9%, the lowest in eight years. In addition, average hourly wages are up 2.5% over the…

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The Federal Funds Rate in 2016



The path of rate rises from the Federal Reserve in 2016 continues to be a source of much conversation. The Federal Open Market Committee raised the target for the fed funds rate by 0.25% in December, with the expectation that up to four more rates could happen in 2016. With the current volatility…

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