Economic Data

Consumer Prices Rise Marginally in February

The Department of Labor said its consumer price index rose slightly in February, following a similar small gain in January. More 

ETFs That Challenge the “Economy Is Improving” Assumption

CNBC commentators and Bloomberg analysts have spent months explaining how the economy doing well, yet these ETFs suggest investors aren't buying in quite yet More 

Don’t Sweat the Fed

For all the attention given to Federal Reserve policy, the Fed has little latitude to surprise the financial markets in 2014. More 

Everything You Need to Know About the GDP Report

The government's most recent GDP report showed surprising strength in the economy, despite a cutback in government spending. So what's next? Read more. More 

3 Economic Headlines From the Shortened Trading Week

Despite last week's holiday-shortened schedule, some important economic information was released, and investors heading into this week should get in the know. More 

5 Ways to Profit From Rising Industrial Production

With the U.S. economy finally picking up steam, industrial stocks could be big winners in 2014. Here are five of the best ways to play the sector. More 

Why The Unemployment Rate Report Was So Shocking

Economic data showing a shrinking labor force shouldn't be reason for market panic. Find out what other economic data should give investors reason for optimism More