Ask Triangle – November, 2023
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Kendra Erkamaa, CEO & Financial Advisor Triangle Financial Services, Inc.

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Market Updates.

  • While we have observed some unexpected fluctuations in the economy recently, they don’t appear to be extreme, and the economy remains resilient and strong.
  • The Bureau of Labor Statistics October report showed a cool down as U.S. nonfarm payrolls only increased by 150,000, less than expected, while the unemployment rate rose to 3.9%.
  • The October Consumer Price Index, which measures consumer price changes over time (excluding food and energy) was lower than anticipated with a two-year low of 4%.
  • This month, the U.S. 10-year Treasury yield fell by almost 9 basis points, and the 2-year Treasury yield has fallen nearly 10 basis points.
  • We saw an 0.8% decrease in import prices, along with a 0.5% decline for the Producer Price Index in October, the biggest drop since April 2020.
  • Although the Federal Reserve opted not to raise interest rates in October, and it is encouraging to see the pace of inflation begin to slow, the Fed is still committed to enforcing a restrictive monetary policy through rate increases to achieve a decreased 2% inflation rate.
  • Despite decreases in the jobs market, the potential slowing of inflation and interest rate hikes encourages us. No matter what, we won’t leave your financials up to chance or wait to see what the market does tomorrow. The Triangle Financial team always takes a long-game perspective, so you can rest assured we keep your future security in focus.



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