Sam Millette

Sam Millette is a fixed income analyst on the Investment Management and Research team at Commonwealth Financial Network®, member FINRA/SIPC, an independent broker/dealer–RIA. With the firm since June 2015, he analyzes individual municipal bonds, responds to advisor inquiries, provides analytics and research support to the Preferred Portfolio Services® Select SMA municipal bond strategies, and assists with market research and commentary. Sam graduated from Tufts University with a degree in economics. Currently, he is a level 1 candidate for the CFA®.

Recent Posts

Monday Update: Inflation Heats Up and New Tariffs Take Effect

September 16, 2019

Last week, we focused on inflation and the consumer, with the release of August’s reports on producer prices, consumer prices, retail sales, and consumer confidence. This week, we’ll see if home builder confidence remains steady and whether the Fed will cut rates.

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Monday Update: Job Creation Disappoints, But Wage Growth Remains Strong

September 9, 2019

Last week, we saw several important economic data releases, with a focus on business confidence, international trade, and the August jobs report. Ahead, we’ll have another busy week, with updates on inflation, retail sales, and consumer confidence set to be released.  

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Monday Update (on Tuesday): Consumer Spending Better Than Expected

September 3, 2019

Last week’s economic data releases focused on durable goods orders, consumer confidence, and consumer income and spending. The news was a bit mixed, as we saw stronger-than-expected consumer spending growth despite a drop in consumer confidence. This week, although short, will be busy again, with updates on business confidence, trade, and the August job report.

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Monday Update: Mixed Housing Sales and Fed Minutes Punctuate Slow Week

August 26, 2019

Last week was relatively quiet, with the only economic updates being housing sales data and the release of the minutes from the Fed’s July meeting. This week will be much busier, with updates covering durable goods orders, consumer confidence, and consumer income and spending.

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Monday Update: Retail Sales Pop in July

August 19, 2019

Despite last week’s market volatility, the economic data releases showed a growing economy, with better-than-expected retail sales growth highlighting the continued strength of the American consumer. This will be a quieter week, with only a few major updates set to be released.

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Monday Update: Focus on Consumers and Housing

August 12, 2019

Last week was relatively quiet on the economic update front, with only two major data releases. This figures to be a much busier week, with a focus on consumers and housing.

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Monday Update: Highlight on the Fed

August 5, 2019

Last week was packed with updates that covered broad sectors of the economy. This will be a much quieter week, with only two major economic reports scheduled for release.

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