June 2024

In this edition of The Monthly Minute, Courtney Valentine discusses recent shifts in Fed policy and the ripple effects on bond markets.

March 2024

Stocks and Bonds in 2024: A Tale of Two Asset Classes

Stocks and bonds have had a divergent path to start the year. But why? In the latest edition of The Monthly Minute, Ryan Kropog discusses the recent performance of these two major asset classes and what to expect for the rest of 2024.

February 2024

Market Expectations: 2024 Election

As we move further into 2024, one thing that will be dominating this year’s headlines will be this year’s presidential election. For February’s edition of The Monthly Minute, Chris Rodriguez looks at how the stock market has historically performed during election years.

January 2024

Navigating the Market: 2023 Review and 2024 Outlook

In this edition of the Monthly Minute, Courtney Valentine delves into the economic landscape of 2023, exploring its challenges and triumphs, and offers insights into the potential developments and expectations for the year 2024.

November 2023

The economy has picked up speed in the 3rd quarter of this year. Does that mean that Inflation will once again become an issue? In this edition of the Monthly Minute, Chris Rodriguez discusses the current economic outlook after the most recent U.S. Gross Domestic Product report.

October 2023

Some recent downward pressure in the stock market has coincided with a recent surge in government bond yields. So, what gives? In this edition of The Monthly Minute, Ryan Kropog expands on why we are suddenly seeing higher bond yields and what this means for investors.

September 2023

Consumers have been driving economic growth since the beginning of the year with their lofty spending habits. In this edition of The Monthly Minute, Courtney Valentine discusses the source of funding for the current rate of consumer spending.

August 2023

The U.S. economy has remained resilient coming off the heels of historically high inflation and rising interest rates.

In this edition of The Monthly Minute, Chris Rodriguez takes a closer look at two things driving the economy: Consumer Spending and the Labor Market.

July 2023

The 1st half of 2023 has come to a close, and it’s been a good one for the economy and the markets. But the fight against inflation is far from over.

In this edition of The Monthly Minute, Ryan Kropog checks in on some recent economic data and provides an outlook for the 2nd half of 2023.

June 2023

The Consumer Price Index (CPI) (a popular measure of inflation) has been moving downward since June of last year (2022), but CPI is still higher than the historical average.

In this edition of The Monthly Minute, Courtney Valentine discusses the current state of the housing market and the extent to which it affects inflation.

May 2023

Amid concerns of the effects of high-interest rates, there are those who believe that the U.S. dollar is being overshadowed by foreign currencies.

In this edition of The Monthly Minute, Chris Rodriguez highlights some of the reasons in favor of the Dollar’s strength as a Global currency.

April 2023 (100th Edition)

This is a very special edition of the Monthly Minute, as this month marks our 10th year and our 100th video! Over the past 10 years, we’ve amassed over 10,000 views and have touched on a variety of topics ranging from macroeconomics to personal finance.

In this month’s video, we take a look back at where our video series started before analyzing some recent good news: easing inflation data.