February14
February14
At the Intersection of Economics and Valentine’s Day…

Author and illustrator Liz Fosslien has thought a lot about economics and Valentine’s Day. In ‘14 Ways an Economist Says I Love You,’ she offers this advice: … Read More

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February12
February12
Weekly Market Commentary, February 12, 2019

The Markets U.S. stocks finished barely positive last week. The S&P 500 inched 0.1 percent higher on a relatively light week for news. The government shutdown has … Read More

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February8
February8
How Much Would Those Burgers Cost in Britain?

Purchasing power parity, or PPP, is a straightforward idea with a tongue twister of a name. When two countries have PPP, people pay the same amount for … Read More

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February5
February5
Weekly Market Commentary, February 5, 2019

The Markets Markets returned to rally mode last week and finished January significantly higher. The S&P 500 surged 1.6 percent on strong employment data, the Federal Reserve … Read More

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January31
January31
What Is Going on Across the Pond

Last November, BBC commentator Chris Mason reflected the frustration of a nation with his report on the rapidly approaching deadline for the British exit from the European … Read More

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January29
January29
Weekly Market Commentary, January 29, 2019

The Markets After a four-week rally, stocks finished close to unchanged last week. The S&P 500 shed 0.2 percent but is still up 6.4 percent this year. … Read More

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