Dwight Johnston

Dwight Johnston, chief economist of the California and Nevada Credit Union Leagues, has more than 30 years of investment experience with financial institutions in a variety of roles. For the past 15 years, beginning with his role as economist for WesCorp, Johnston has focused on economic and market information and education for credit unions. He is the author of a popular economic commentary website and is a frequent speaker at credit union board planning sessions and industry conferences. He is also president of Dwight Johnston Economics. Johnston’s mission is to demystify economics and the markets, make a sometimes dry topic entertaining, and help credit unions understand and prepare for an uncertain economic environment. 

Johnston is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin. He currently resides in Claremont, CA.

Read more insights from Dwight Johnston on TrustCU.com and register for his Daily Dose e-newsletter to receive his blogs straight to your inbox.


By Dwight Johnston | Jan. 1, 2019

Lost momentum is hard to get back, and the loss of forward momentum in the U.S. economy has become entrenched.

By Dwight Johnston | Oct. 1, 2018

Industry leaders don’t need a crystal ball to see the future. It’s written in auto, jobs, and housing.

By Dwight Johnston | July 1, 2018

Look at the shape of the yield curve within the context of other factors in the economy and not as a stand-alone predictor of recession.


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By Dwight Johnston | March 29, 2018

The lion ate the lamb for dinner, but on this last day of the month, the stock market is finally quiet.

By Dwight Johnston | March 22, 2018

Trade news is back in the spotlight after the Trump Administration announced $50 billion in new tariffs aimed directly at China.


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