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Weekly Economic Update

Economic Update 3-30-2020 Economic news for the week was largely focused on dramatic actions from Congress and the Federal Reserve, intended to stem damage from the coronavirus-related shutdowns that have just begun. Other released data from months prior to the … Continue reading

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Weekly Economic Update

Economic Update 3-23-2020 Economic news last week was largely dwarfed by the dramatic efforts in progress by Congress and the Federal Reserve to stem the tide of economic and financial market damage from coronavirus-related shutdowns. Other released data included weaker … Continue reading

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Weekly Economic Update

Economic Update 3-16-2020 In a very light week for economic data, producer prices fell sharply in February, while consumer prices increased slightly. Consumer sentiment also declined a bit, likely in keeping with uncertainty over coronavirus effects. However, over the weekend, … Continue reading

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Weekly Economic Update

Economic Update 3-09-2020 Economic data last week included slower ISM manufacturing, but stronger ISM non-manufacturing/services, construction spending and a positive employment report on Friday, which surpassed expectations. U.S. and foreign equity markets experienced another topsy-turvy week, ending with a net … Continue reading

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Weekly Economic Update

Economic Update 3-02-2020 While overshadowed by volatile financial markets last week, economic data included strong housing results and prices, decent increases in consumer confidence, as well as durable goods orders that declined less than expected. Equities in both U.S. and … Continue reading

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Economic Update 3-02-2020 While overshadowed by volatile financial markets last week, economic data included strong housing results and prices, decent increases in consumer confidence, as well as durable goods orders that declined less than expected. Equities in both U.S. and … Continue reading

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Weekly Economic Update

Economic Update 2-25-2020 On a shortened holiday week, economic data included stronger regional manufacturing results, a rebound in the broader measure of leading economic indicators, and decent housing data. U.S. and foreign equity markets fell back last week as the … Continue reading

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Weekly Economic Update

Economic Update 2-18-2020   Economic data for the week included improvements in retail sales, jobless claims, and consumer sentiment; industrial production declined for the month, led by some idiosyncratic factors. Consumer and import price inflation remained tempered, in line with … Continue reading

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Weekly Economic Update

Economic Update 2-10-2020 Economic data for the week featured an unexpected rebound in manufacturing sentiment, continued strength in non-manufacturing/services sentiment, as well as an upside surprise for the employment situation report for January. Global equity markets recovered last week, with … Continue reading

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Weekly Economic Update

Economic Update 2-04-2020 Economic news for the week included the Federal Reserve taking no action on interest rates, and GDP gaining nominally for the last quarter of 2019. Durable goods came in better than expected, tempered results were seen in … Continue reading

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Weekly Economic Update

Economic Update 1-27-2020 In a lighter week for economic numbers, home prices and sales both increased, while the index of leading economic indicators showed a decline to end the year. Global equity markets all fell due to global concerns over … Continue reading

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Weekly Economic Update

Economic Update 1-13-2020   Economic data for the week included a stronger than expected ISM non-manufacturing/services survey. While the December employment data came a bit below expectations, it still showed decent growth. U.S. equity markets fared positively, as geopolitical strains … Continue reading

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