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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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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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