US ECONOMY Household income grew by a record 21.1% in March, thanks to the $1,400 stimulus checks sent. Spending is expected to help power a fast economic recovery.
THE FED Dallas Federal Reserve Bank President Robert Kaplan has begun calling for the conversation of tapering bond purchases by the Fed. In response to good economic growth, the Fed may begin pulling back easy monetary conditions.
EARNINGS With earnings season almost over, Big Tech’s results continue to display high growth numbers despite the size of these companies.
COMMODITIES Commodity prices continue to climb, as demand fueled by the recovery outpaces supply. Commodities like lumber have seen a rise in price, as sawmills remain constrained coupled with a strong housing market.
LABOR COSTS U.S. labor costs accelerated 1% in the first quarter, pointing to recovering economy as demand for labor remains strong.
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