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Weekly Economic Update

Economic Update 5-21-2018 Economic data for the week came in generally strong, with retail sales, industrial and manufacturing data, jobless claims and leading indicators all coming in solidly positive.  Housing starts, however, declined more than expected. U.S. equity markets were … Continue reading

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Weekly Economic Update

Economic Update 5-14-2018 Economic data for the week was highlighted by lower-than expected inflation as measured by PPI and CPI, decent consumer sentiment, as well as continued strong labor numbers. U.S. markets gained sharply last week, with foreign equities also … Continue reading

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Weekly Economic Update

Economic Update 5-07-2018 Economic data for the week was highlighted by a FOMC meeting in which policy was left unchanged, some mixed to lower results for a variety of manufacturing and services indexes; the April employment situation report was mixed … Continue reading

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Fed Note

The May FOMC meeting ended with a unanimous vote of no action on the interest rate front, as predicted, with the fed funds rate target remaining at 1.50-1.75%.  The formal statement showed little change from the March edition, with continued … Continue reading

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5-01-2018 FANN Radio How Volatility in the 10 Year Treasury Rate is Impacting Portfolios

FANN Radio Listen to Brad Kasper discuss how the recent volatility in the 10 Year Treasury rate is impacting portfolios and what talking points advisors should be communicating with their clients Click the below link to to listen. This is … Continue reading

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Weekly Economic Update

Economic Update 4-30-2018 Economic data for the week featured GDP for the first quarter coming in a bit better than expected, as were durable goods orders.  In housing, home prices continued to rise, and home sales came in stronger than … Continue reading

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Weekly Economic Update

Economic Update 4-23-2018 Economic data for the week was highlighted by stronger retail sales, industrial production and leading economic indicator reports, mixed manufacturing results, and lackluster housing data. U.S. equity markets rose for the week, beating foreign stocks, with help … Continue reading

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Monthly Portfolio Update- 1st Quarter Review

Monthly Portfolio Update Log-in to your LSA account and click below: While we all knew we would have a brush with volatility sooner or later many were surprised and concerned during February’s tumult. It is always surprising to see market … Continue reading

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First Quarter Client Letter

First Quarter Client Letter   Listen to a quick note from Brad Kasper on FANN Radio.   What a difference a quarter can make! Last year, quarter after quarter passed with all news treated as good news and the turmoil … Continue reading

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Weekl Economic Update

Economic Update 4-16-2018 Economic data for the week included producer and consumer inflation reports that showed pricing ticking upward, as expected, while sentiment declined and labor data, while strong, came in below expectations. Global equities gained upon more tempered language … Continue reading

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Weekly Economic Update

Economic Update 4-09-2018 Economic data for the week was led by weaker-but-still-robust reports for manufacturing and non-manufacturing activity, yet mixed results for jobless claims and a weaker-than-expected employment situation report for March—likely weather-affected. U.S. equity markets swung dramatically in both … Continue reading

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Weekly Economic Update

Economic Update 4-02-2018 On a holiday-shortened week, home sales and price data came in solidly, as did jobless claims; manufacturing data came in expansionary but at a slower pace, while consumer sentiment declined a bit. Equity markets recovered globally last … Continue reading

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