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From the President's Desk: Should We Trust the Good News in the US and China?

The short answer: Probably not. For instance, China’s April Retail Sales data came in very positive, potentially signaling renewed rise ahead for the economy. Yet other ...
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From the President's Desk: The Incredibly Low Unemployment Rate

We often hear that the U.S. economy will remain robust through 2019. Normally, this is from people who are not in tune with our plethora of leading indicators. They instead ...
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From the President's Desk: How Are Your Profits Today?

The answer to that question will vary considerably, depending first on your industry and then on how things are going for your company. Given the shift in the business cycle, ...
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From the President's Desk: That "Precious" Metal

Gold. Just the name evokes images of wealth, intrigue, movie plots, and those TV commercials enticing you to purchase gold to secure your future, especially in the event that ...
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From the President's Desk: Opportunity in a Decelerating World

We have been talking a lot about how the US and global economies are shifting or have shifted into Phase C, Slowing Growth. Numerous parts of the global economy have already ...
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From the President's Desk: Steel Supply, Demand, and Prices

Steel Prices, as measured by the Steel Scrap Producer Price Index, are expected to edge lower as demand wanes in the coming year. Producers are expected to trim prices as they ...
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