It appears that investors have been much more cautious this year when it comes to adding to their investment accounts. This Wall Street Journal chart indicates a pretty significant decline in additions to US mutual and ETF assets this year.
This was from the Wall Street Journal a few days ago.
This is good news for people looking for a job. Although this does not provide any insight into the type of jobs that are available or the skills required for these jobs.
Here’s a couple of charts from today’s Wall Street Journal Daily Shot.
The first shows continuing good news for inflation. It look like it remains in a comfortable range for consumers and may moderate the Federal Reserve Bank’s effort to get short term interest rates to ‘neutral’.
On the other hand, this freight cost chart is at least a little disconcerting. Although there will be a lag in the data, but with lower fuel costs, you would think this would show up fairly soon in this chart.