Decoding the Economy

Economic news and analysis from corporate economist Alan MacEachin.

Economic news and analysis from corporate economist Alan MacEachin.

How Confident Are Consumers Today?

The two main surveys of how people feel about their financial well-being – Consumer Confidence and Consumer Sentiment – typically move along roughly the same path. Right now they’re both high, which is good, considering about [...]

By | October 3rd, 2017|Decoding the Economy|

Valentine’s Day Spending: Financial Affection

February 14 marks the holiday we love to love! They say money can’t buy love, but the economic impacts of Valentine’s Day can’t be ignored. Regardless of how you plan to celebrate this year, these [...]

By | February 13th, 2017|Decoding the Economy|

Fast Financial Facts: Football Edition

With a matchup between a team with a record-breaking ninth Super Bowl appearance and an underdog in the mix, all eyes will be fixed on the field at NRG Stadium this Sunday. Each year, the [...]

By | February 3rd, 2017|Decoding the Economy|

Going for the Gold in Olympic Economics [Infographic]

Last night, the world watched as the 2016 Summer Olympics came to a close. It was an exciting two weeks of nations coming together to celebrate and compete. But, while we were all captivated cheering [...]

By | August 22nd, 2016|Decoding the Economy|

Decoding the Economy: 2016 Housing Market

Warmer weather is right around the corner, which means home buying season is about to be in full-swing. Navy Federal’s Corporate Economist Alan MacEachin discusses whether this Spring is the right time to buy a [...]

By | March 7th, 2016|Decoding the Economy|

Decoding the Economy 2016 Predictions

In December the Federal Reserve decided to raise interest rates, leaving many people wondering, “how will this affect my finances?” Our Corporate Economist, Alan MacEachin, discusses exactly how the 0.25% interest rate increase will affect auto [...]

By | January 19th, 2016|Decoding the Economy|

Decoding the Economy – The Federal Reserve’s September Rate Hike Decision

The Federal Reserve's decision to keep current interest rates has been a hot topic since the Federal Open Market Committee met in September. On this segment of Decoding the Economy, Navy Federal Corporate Economist Alan [...]

By | October 15th, 2015|Decoding the Economy|

Decoding the Economy – Housing Market 2015

With warm Summer weather approaching (or in full swing!), the housing market has once again become a hot topic for predicting the state of the economy. Our Corporate Economist, Alan MacEachin, discusses the current state [...]

By | June 9th, 2015|Decoding the Economy|

Decoding the Economy: 2015 Predictions

In the early months of 2015, we already have a lot bubbling in the U.S. economy that will have a major impact on our financial lives this year and beyond. Our Corporate Economist, Alan MacEachin, [...]

By | February 26th, 2015|Decoding the Economy|

Decoding the Economy: The Fed’s December Meeting [Video]

We got together with Navy Federal's Corporate Economist Alan MacEachin to get his take on the recent December meeting of the Federal Reserve, and what it means for the U.S. economy and Navy Federal members. [...]

By | December 31st, 2014|Decoding the Economy|