Economic Beat: Financial News

How will current market developments affect you? The thought leaders at Fifth Third Bank can help make sense of it all. Listen to the Economic Beat as they discuss what happened last week and what they expect will be the focus of this week. Click the button below to listen or read the transcript to this week's Economic Beat.

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Past Economic Beats

February 12, 2024

Inflation continues to ease

On Friday, the S&P 500 closed above the 5,000 level for the first time, as easing inflation data, a good-enough earnings season, and a resilient U.S. labor market keep investors hungry for more. Treasury yields increased at the start of last week, spurred higher by the previous week’s strong jobs report.

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February 5, 2024

U.S. economy may be able to avoid recession

All eyes were on the U.S. Federal Reserve (Fed) last week, with investors attempting to anticipate the outlook for future monetary policy moves. Last week the Fed voted to continue to pause their interest rate increases, leaving the Fed Funds target range at 5.25% to 5.50%.

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