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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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Weekly Economic Update

Economic Update 6-08-2015 Economic data last week was mixed to decent, with the headline ISM manufacturing figures, construction spending and vehicle sales coming in better than expected.  The employment situation report was also stronger than anticipated. Equities experienced a more difficult … Continue reading

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Weekly Economic Update

Economic Update 5-26-2015 Economic results were again mixed, with some improvement in housing, tempered overall but higher core CPI inflation readings and stronger jobless claim data. U.S. equity markets on average were slightly higher, while foreign equities ended up negative … Continue reading

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Weekly Economic Update

Economic Update 5-18-2015 Economic data for the week was mixed, with weaker-than-expected retail sales numbers, decent employment metrics and conflicting sentiment data from consumers and small businesses. Global equities gained on the week, with international stocks outperforming U.S. names—due to … Continue reading

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Weekly Economic Update

Economic Update 5-04-2015 The economic picture last week was colored by a poor U.S. GDP release for the first quarter, as well as acknowledgment by the FOMC of slowed conditions.  However, other data, such as the ISM and Chicago PMI came in mixed … Continue reading

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Fed Update

Fed Note: The FOMC meeting ended with little fanfare as theories continued to swirl about surrounding the timing of the Fed’s choice to raise interest rates.  Will it be June or will it be September?  Or, will it be later?  The Fed didn’t … Continue reading

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Weekly Economic Update

Economic Update 4-27-2015 In a light week for economic releases, durable goods came in somewhat better than expected, led by aircraft orders, while housing also showed some mixed signs of life.  Housing has been sporadic over the last few years, which … Continue reading

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Weekly Economic Update

Economic Update 4-13-2015 Economic data was light and results mixed last week with the ISM services report coming in a bit weaker, but jobs reports—JOLTs and claims—better than consensus.  The FOMC minutes generally read as expected, with differing views on the strength of the … Continue reading

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Weekly Economic Update

Economic Update 4-06-2015 Despite being a shortened holiday week, it was busy due to a number of economic data releases.  Good news came from upside surprises in factory orders, firmer housing data and a better consumer confidence reading; bad news … Continue reading

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Weekly Economic Update

Economic Update 3-30-2015 Last week’s economic data was relatively lackluster, with sporadic results from durable goods, while housing came in similarly to slightly better than expected. Inflation remained slightly negative on a headline basis and below-average on a core level. Equity … Continue reading

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