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A Note on Current Market Volatility

Market Volatility: Market activity today has been ugly, with U.S. markets down over -5% at one point, following weak overnight results from Asia.  Local China A share markets fared much worse, losing nearly -10% on the session, wiping out this year’s … Continue reading

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Weekly Economic Update

Economic Update 8-24-2015 Economic data in the U.S. was again mixed, with regional manufacturing surveys offering conflicting results, while housing metrics turned out well and showing some moderate improvement. However, the story abroad was the problem, as Chinese manufacturing survey figures … Continue reading

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Weekly Economic Update

Economic Update 8-17-2015 Economic data on the week generally turned out mixed to better than expected, with positive results in retail sales and industrial production, while several employment metrics were a bit weaker. Despite weakness early due to concerns about … Continue reading

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Weekly Economic Update

Economic Update 8-10-2015 Economic data for the week was generally decent, with the ISM manufacturing and non-manufacturing reports showing expansion, an improved willingness of bankers to lend, and a jobs report generally on par with expectations—showing continued growth in a … Continue reading

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Weekly Economic Update

Economic Update 8-03-2015 Economic data last week was highlighted by a lukewarm GDP report, mixed housing and consumer confidence surveys, but more positive near-term industrial reports.  The FOMC meeting statement didn’t offer any radically new insights, as expectations for an initial rate hike … Continue reading

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Weekly Economic Update

Economic Update 7-27-2015 It was a very slow week for economic news, but included a strong showing from housing and jobless claims—two series which have shown improved strength as the recovery moves along. Equity markets lost ground on the week … Continue reading

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Weekly Economic Update

Economic Update 7-20-2015 In a busy week for economic reports, most came in a bit weaker than expected, including retail sales, manufacturing activity and business/consumer sentiment.  However, housing continued to experience an uptick. Stocks gained on the week globally with positive … Continue reading

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Weekly Economic Update

Economic Update 7-13-2015 In a fairly light week for the economic calendar, data was highlighted by a decent ISM services survey, good JOLTs employment data, but higher claims.  The Greece situation remained as the primary global headline, while Chinese stock meltdown and pourover concerns took … Continue reading

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Weekly Economic Update

Economic Update 7-06-2015 Economic results for the week were again mixed, with some manufacturing data showing up better than expected, housing results decent, confidence higher and a mediocre employment situation report at the end of the week.  Most attention was outside … Continue reading

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Weekly Economic Update

Economic Update 6-29-2015 Economic data for the week was dominated by slightly worse-than-expected durable goods orders, while several pieces of housing data surprised on the upside and the first quarter GDP figure was revised higher to just under zero. Both … Continue reading

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Weekly Economic Update

Economic Update 6-22-2015 Economic data for the week was somewhat mixed in both the industrial and housing areas; this fell along the same theme leading to inaction by the Fed following the week’s FOMC meeting. Equity markets rose in the U.S., while … Continue reading

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Weekly Economic Update

Economic Update 6-15-2015 Economic data from last week looked a bit stronger, with some positive surprises from retail sales and a few sentiment surveys; the JOLTs and jobless claims reports, however, disappointed. Despite some day-to-day volatility in equity markets and recent trends … Continue reading

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