Telling stories is what humans do. No two people have an exact telling about the same event. Thoughts on the economy are no different. There is a “Truth” but none of us have the luxury of knowing all. Instead, we each have our own truths. These aren’t intentionally deceptive. Instead, they become manufactured and colored by our own experienc
Trends never move in straight lines. This is certainly observable in markets. Styles experience the same phenomenon. Perhaps the kernel of a trend is revealed at a fashion show, but it takes the greater population a little time to embrace the new look. A similar pattern is emerging for the globe as it tries trending back to something more normal from the depths of the pandem
What drives a trend? I think in short, its human psychology. Take the trend in pets for instance. Out of seemingly nowhere, “small animals” have become all the rage. In a survey from the American Pet Products Association, it was noted that last year 6.2 million households kept small an
Atlas tries hard to avoid controversial topics. We exist to help clients manage risk through a variety of environments using a proprietary method of market analysis. But we’ll tangentially touch on topic today that comes with some contention here in America because the title above was too good not to use: Masks.
We are officially a year removed from one of the most memorable days of last year. Yesterday marked the anniversary of Tom Hanks disclosing his positive covid-19 test result. It was also the day the National Basketball Association (NBA) suspended it 2019-2020 season; this halt was particularly challenging to yours truly because hopes of a Lakers championship were high then
Income and outlays data provide an important and frequent look into the state of our economy. Of course, income is, for the most part, a necessary condition for spending. Outlays, in the report on personal consumption expenditures (PCE) represents over two-thirds of our nation’s output. Both were mixed in October 2020 according to the Bureau of Economic Analy