The Week in Review from Valeo Financial Advisors (January 9, 2015)
January 9, 2015    Disclosures    POSTED IN  Markets

U.S. Economy

  • The unemployment rate fell to 5.6% in December, the lowest since June 2008. Last year was the strongest job growth in the labor market since 1999. Reuters
  • The U.S. dollar has reached the highest level in eleven years relative to a basket of other major currencies. The Wall Street Journal
  • The U.S. Federal Reserve minutes, released this week, disclosed differing forecasts by Federal Open Market Committee members expectations regarding the timing of an initial increase in interest rates. Bloomberg

Around the World

  • Prices fell year over year in the Eurozone for the first time since October 2009 as deflation arrives. CNBC
  • Inflation in China remained near a five year low last month at 1.5%. BBC


  • How $50 Oil Changes Almost Everything Bloomberg
  • Brent crude oil prices follow West Texas Intermediate crude oil prices below $50 a barrel, a five and a half year low. BBC

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