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Fed Affirms Continued Low Rates, but in the Near Term Consumers Aren’t Seeing Lower Rates

Today’s Fed announcement was not about current rate levels, which remain near zero, but about expectations for the economy, guidance on rates long term, and elaboration on what it will take to shift away from low rates when the time comes. A key phrase in their announcement was “…the Committee will aim to achieve inflation … Continued

Week #26 Special Edition: Economic Impact on Auto Sales with Jonathan Smoke

Our Chief Economist Jonathan Smoke joins us once again from his home studio in Atlanta, GA, with the latest on the impacts of COVID-19 on the automotive industry. The latest on COVID-19’s nationwide impact Continuing jobless claims and impacts by state Consumer sentiment in the U.S. and in the largest DMAs Cox Automotive consumer survey … Continued

Auto Market Weekly Summary

The trends for COVID-19 and consumer sentiment are encouraging, but the economy and the jobs recovery seem to have lost momentum from a stronger bounce back this spring and summer. The peak demand phase in the used car market seems to be behind us as August sales softened and prices are starting to come down. … Continued

Week #25 Special Edition: Economic Impact on Auto Sales with Jonathan Smoke

Our Chief Economist Jonathan Smoke joins us once again from his home studio in Atlanta, GA, with the latest on the impacts of COVID-19 on the automotive industry. The latest on COVID-19’s nationwide impact Continuing jobless claims and impacts by state Consumer sentiment in the U.S. and in the largest DMAs Cox Automotive consumer survey … Continued

Auto Market Weekly Summary

The peak in daily new COVID-19 cases was seven weeks ago. Hospitalizations and deaths have been declining as well. However, outbreaks on college campuses caused daily cases to stop declining last week. The jobs recovery continues, but the pace of recovery is slowing as each week we lose jobs as well as see recovered jobs. … Continued

Week #24 Special Edition: Economic Impact on Auto Sales with Jonathan Smoke

Our Chief Economist Jonathan Smoke joins us once again from his home studio in Atlanta, GA, with the latest on the impacts of COVID-19 on the automotive industry. The latest on COVID-19’s nationwide impact Continuing jobless claims and impacts by state Consumer sentiment in the U.S. and in the largest DMAs Cox Automotive consumer survey … Continued

Auto Market Weekly Summary

The peak in daily new COVID-19 cases was six weeks ago, and now hospitalizations and deaths are in decline as well. The decline has helped consumer sentiment improve modestly. Home sales are strong with low mortgage rates and favorable demographics. The jobs recovery continues, but the pace of recovery is slow and slowing as each … Continued

Week #23 Special Edition: Economic Impact on Auto Sales with Jonathan Smoke

Our Chief Economist Jonathan Smoke joins us once again from his home studio in Atlanta, GA, with the latest on the impacts of COVID-19 on the automotive industry. The latest on COVID-19’s nationwide impact Continuing jobless claims and impacts by state Consumer sentiment in the U.S. and in the largest DMAs Cox Automotive consumer survey … Continued

Auto Market Weekly Summary

The peak in daily new COVID-19 cases was five weeks ago, and now hospitalizations and deaths are declining as well. The jobs recovery continues, but the country still has 14.8 million on unemployment benefits. Consumer sentiment has also been slowly improving for the last three weeks. New construction and existing home sales are now up … Continued

Week #22 Special Edition: Economic Impact on Auto Sales with Jonathan Smoke

Our Chief Economist Jonathan Smoke joins us once again from his home studio in Atlanta, GA, with the latest on the impacts of COVID-19 on the automotive industry. The latest on COVID-19’s nationwide impact Continuing jobless claims and impacts by state Consumer sentiment in the U.S. and in the largest DMAs Cox Automotive consumer survey … Continued