Economic Beat Hub
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.
Past Economic Beats
October 25, 2021
Job levels to return but supply constraints to persist longer than expected
The Fed has signaled it will likely begin to taper its $120 billion monthly bond purchase program as early as next month. About half of Fed policymakers believe a rate hike will likely be warranted in 2022.
October 18, 2021
Small business optimism drops to the lowest level since March
Equities turned around this week, as investors were encouraged by stronger than expected retail sales and solid corporate earnings, despite the continued spike in commodities prices and concerns about inflation.
October 4, 2021
U.S. stocks have enjoyed gains through the first three quarters of the year
Corporate updates continued to point to robust demand last week, while COVID-19 cases in the US continued to trend lower.