What can broader measures of unemployment tell us about the labor market’s health?Read article about Measuring the Recovery
When evaluating the health of the economy, jobless claims are the most important signal to watch for—here's why.View video about Why Jobless Claims Matter More Than GDP
Will interest rates stay near zero forever, or are the market’s expectations the result of a temporary distortion?Read article about Will Interest Rates Ever Recover?
Get the latest insights into the key economic themes that will be affecting the fourth quarter.Learn more about Select Slides From Guide to the Markets®
Will the rise of robotics create a permanent labor surplus as machines take over entire industries?Read article about Rise of the Machines
Is the Federal Reserve’s accommodative monetary stance appropriate for the current economic climate?Read article about Is the Recession in the Rearview?
New research from the JPMorgan Chase Institute explores the financial health of small businesses in the US and reveals the cash flow challenges that they face on a monthly basis.Read the report about Cash Is King: Flows, Balances and Buffer Days
Against the backdrop of a rising dollar and falling energy prices, stalled profits may not be as bad as they seem.Read article about Why Corporate Profits Are Down
Could strong consumer spending drive growth this fall?Read article about The Return of the American Consumer
If full employment is on the horizon, why is inflation still below target?Read article about Awaiting Inflation
No period of economic expansion has ever lasted longer than 10 years. Can interest rate normalization prolong the recovery?Read article about Can the Recovery Go Into Extra Innings?
A new report from the JPMorgan Chase Institute analyzes the growth of local consumer commerce across 15 metro areas. Find out what it means for your business.Learn more about Measuring Local Consumer Commerce
The number of Americans working past the traditional retirement age has increased sharply. How has this trend impacted the financial lives of seniors?Learn more about Past 65 and Still Working: Insights on Senior Citizens’ Financial Lives
Will businesses stockpile inventories ahead of stronger consumer spending?Read article about Are Businesses Investing in the Future?
Economic trends appear poised to create a moderate business climate in the coming year. Find out what you can expect from the economy as we move into the second half of the year and look toward 2017.Read article about Midyear Report: Economic Trends Point to Growth in 2017
Is the economy failing to meet its true potential?Read article about Which Economic Indicator Should We Believe?
Why globalization should be seen as an opportunity—not a threat.Read article about The Potential of Globalization
Is the growing workforce to blame for worsening traffic?Read article about The Good News About Bad Traffic
Will Brexit be a stumbling block for global growth?Read article about Why Brexit Won’t Stop the Global Recovery
How will Brexit affect the UK’s role in the global economy?Read article about The Impact of Brexit
Financial policies for a lower growth, more uncertain environment.Learn more about Corporate Finance for a Post-Brexit World
In 2015, gas prices in the US were 25 percent lower than they were the year prior—find out the impact that had on consumers’ spending habits.Read report about How Falling Gas Prices Fuel US Consumers
Official GDP estimates may be weak, but the economy shows real strength. Is GDP still a credible measure of economic health?Read article about Time to Dump GDP?
Our Head Economist, Jim Glassman, explores the real reasons why the economic recovery has appeared so slow—and why it's here to stay.View video about How Durable Is the Recovery?
Use this checklist to help you successfully navigate uncertainty caused by the UK referendum—and potentially capitalize on new opportunities.Learn more about Decision-Maker’s Guide to Brexit
Commercial Banking's Head Economist, Jim Glassman, reveals when we can expect to feel the positive effects of low energy costs.View video about When Will We See the Benefit of Low Oil Prices?
Commercial Banking's Head Economist, Jim Glassman, explains why fears about China's economy may be misplaced.View video about Should We Be Worried About China's Economy?
Despite steady economic growth, the bond market appears to be playing defense. What's the true meaning behind today’s low bond yields?Read article about Why Are Bond Markets So Pessimistic?
Should we be concerned that the US economy is on the verge of another recession?View video about Is a New Recession on the Horizon?
Does the tech boom have the durability to support new commercial construction, or are we about to see a replay of the first dotcom bubble?Read article about Will the Tech Boom Create a Commercial Real Estate Bubble?
Was last month’s disappointing jobs report a sign of trouble for the American economy?Read article about One Report Does Not Make a Trend
As the recovery enters its eighth year and the Federal Reserve prepares to raise rates, can prices continue to rise?Read article about Is Commercial Real Estate Past Its Prime?
The current period of economic expansion is the fourth-longest since 1850. Which begs the question: Is the US due for another recession?Read article about Are We at Risk of a New Recession?
The American economy is back on track—so why hasn’t new housing taken off? Find out why millennials may be to blame.Read article about What’s Holding Housing Back?
Business leaders entered 2016 with some concern about the health of the economy—but looking at specific indicators may help paint a fuller picture of its true strength.Read article about 3 Reasons US Businesses Should Be More Optimistic
The economy is returning to full strength. So why do many people seem to believe our best days are behind us?Read article about The Economy Is Looking Up—So Why Is America Down?
Despite strong job growth and record-low layoffs, the unemployment rate has plateaued. Is the labor market actually improving?Read article about What’s the True State of Unemployment?
Who earns the most from digital platforms like Uber and Airbnb?Learn more about Who Earns the Most in the Online Platform Economy?
As a share of personal income, wages are down. Are workers being left behind by the new economy?Read article about Will Wages Recover?
Is declining rail traffic a sign of economic weakness?Read article about Is the Economy Going Off the Rails?
If the economy is improving, why has productivity growth slowed?Read article about Has Productivity Paused?
Why do prices seem to be rising so much faster than core inflation?Read article about With Inflation, What You See Isn’t What You Get
Get the latest insights into the key economic themes that will be affecting the second quarter.Learn more about Guide to the Markets
What do two leading indicators—jobless claims and lending activity—tell us about the economy’s health?Read article about How Healthy Is the Economy, Really?
Is quantitative easing keeping bond yields artificially depressed? If so, what are the implications for future economic growth?Read article about Is QE Skewing Bond Yields?
PROJECT SYNDICATE | Foreign central banks have overtaken the Federal Reserve in their ownership of US Treasurys. What are the implications for financial stability?Read article about Whose QE Was It, Anyway?
With competing crosscurrents keeping petroleum markets volatile throughout 2016, when can we expect oil prices to recover?Read article about When Will Oil Markets Stabilize?
Do estimates of GDP miss the changing nature of work in the digital age?Read article about What GDP Doesn’t Cover
New research from the JPMorgan Chase Institute sheds light on how consumers are spending at the local level.Learn more about Consumer Spending: Is Your Community Slowing?
The latest on debt capital market accessibility and the various factors impacting investor appetite.Read article about The Current State of the Debt Capital Markets
The stock market’s slump is causing some to fear that we’re headed toward another recession. But the broader economy’s numbers tell a different story.Read article about The Consumer Revival
The JPMorgan Chase Institute’s newest report examines the impact of income volatility on Americans, as well as the growing popularity of online platforms like Uber and Airbnb.Read report about Paychecks, Paydays and the Online Platform Economy
Is recent stock market turmoil a sign of trouble looming for the recovery?Read article about Should We Worry About the Stock Market?
FORBES | How will rising interest rates impact commercial real estate?Read article about Commercial Real Estate: Post-Rate Hike
Should we still be concerned about the nation’s long-term debt obligations?Read article about Why Aren’t We Worrying About the Deficit?
FORBES | Why improving forecast accuracy isn't the solution to your inventory problem.Read article about Why Forecasting Isn’t the Key to Inventory
The commercial real estate market is red hot right now—here's why it might be the right time to get in on the ground floor.View infographic about The Ascent of Commercial Real Estate
What are the implications of technologies like Uber that allow for the commercialization of previously private assets?Read article about The Implications of “Uberization”
Could raising the minimum wage actually hurt workers?Read article about The Consequences of a Higher Minimum Wage
What role have global currency markets played in oil’s prolonged slump?Read article about Is the Dollar Behind Oil’s Price Plunge?
An apparent falloff in capital investment has some worried that businesses are losing confidence in the recovery—are they?Read article about Why Aren’t Businesses Spending?
FORBES | Austin, Dallas, Seattle, Chicago and Miami are five cities worth paying attention to—these emerging tech hubs are on the brink of a real estate boom.Read article about Top 5 Up-and-Coming Real Estate Markets
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