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Weekly Economic Update

Economic Update 11-23-2020 Economic data for the week included increases in retail sales, industrial production, and several housing metrics; a pair of regional manufacturing indexes decelerated but remained solidly in expansion. World equity markets moved in different directions last week, … Continue reading

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Weekly Economic Update

Economic Update 11-16-2020 In a light week for economic data, releases included slight increases in producer and consumer prices, slow improvements for labor, and weaker consumer sentiment. Global equity markets rallied strongly upon the more solidified U.S. election results from … Continue reading

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Weekly Economic Update

Economic Update 11-09-2020 Economic data for the week included a stronger-than-expected employment situation report, and rising manufacturing and construction activity, yet slightly decelerating results for services. U.S. equity markets gained strongly, with the Biden Presidential win and Congressional composition pointing … Continue reading

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Weekly Economic Update

Fed Note: The Federal Reserve Open Market Committee took no action at their early November meeting, keeping policy unchanged (fed funds rate at 0.00-0.25%), with ongoing stimulative bond purchases and liquidity facilities staying in place to combat the negative economic … Continue reading

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Fed Update 11-05-2020

Fed Note: The Federal Reserve Open Market Committee took no action at their early November meeting, keeping policy unchanged (fed funds rate at 0.00-0.25%), with ongoing stimulative bond purchases and liquidity facilities staying in place to combat the negative economic … Continue reading

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Weekly Economic Update

Economic Update 11-02-2020 Economic data for the week included U.S. GDP for the 3rd quarter that rebounded in similar fashion to expectations, relative strength in areas such as personal income and durable goods, while housing data and consumer sentiment were mixed. … Continue reading

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LSA November 2020 Rebalance Announcement

LSA is recommending a rebalance to several of our Mutual Fund and ETF models at this time.¬†When we experience volatility in the market place, and with the uncertainty of the elections in the coming week, it is a good time … Continue reading

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Weekly Economic Update

Economic Update 10-26-2020 Economic data for the week included continued strength in housing data, an improvement in jobless claims, as well as continued growth in the index of leading economic indicators, albeit at a decelerated rate from the past few … Continue reading

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Weekly Economic Update

Economic Update 10-19-2020 Economic data for the week included strength in retail sales and consumer sentiment, regional manufacturing reports were mixed, while industrial production fell back. Producer and consumer inflation ticked up slightly, while jobless claims remain challenged. Flattish U.S. … Continue reading

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Weekly Economic Update

Economic Update 10-05-2020 Economic data for the week included the final GDP release for Q2, which was little changed. Manufacturing and construction continued to show general expansion trends, although month-to-month data remains mixed. Housing metrics and prices continue to show … Continue reading

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Weekly Economic Update

Economic Update 9-28-2020 Economic data for the week included a rise in durable goods orders and strong housing results, while jobless claims remained elevated. Global equity markets lost ground globally by several percent, as economic concerns continued to fester in … Continue reading

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Weekly Economic Update

Economic Update 9-21-2020 Economic data for the week included the Federal Reserve keeping monetary policy unchanged, but with more dovish forward guidance. Retail sales and industrial production expanded, but at a slower pace than expected, as did the index of … Continue reading

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