Category Archives: Economic News

Weekly Economic Update

Economic Update 8-19-2019 Economic data for the week included positive reports in retail sales, several regional manufacturing surveys, and a combination of several labor statistics. On the disappointing side were industrial production, housing starts, and jobless claims, which ticked up … Continue reading

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Weekly Economic Update

Economic Update 8-12-2019 Economic news for the week included weaker but still-positive numbers from the ISM non-manufacturing index, tempered producer prices, and a strong jobless claims report. U.S. equity markets declined around the world, with trade tensions again escalating early … Continue reading

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Weekly Economic Update

Economic Update 8-05-2019 Last week saw the Federal Reserve reduce interest rates, largely as expected, although the official statement language was mixed. Positively, consumer confidence rose last week, as did personal income and housing, while manufacturing results showed some weakness. … Continue reading

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Fed Update

Fed Note: The July FOMC meeting resulted in a 0.25% reduction in the federal funds rate, to a new range of 2.00-2.25%. The policy vote was far from unanimous, with eight members supporting the change, and the Fed presidents from … Continue reading

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Weekly Economic Update

Economic Update 7-29-2019 In a slower week for economic data, gross domestic product for the second quarter, durable goods orders, and jobless claims each came in better than expected. Several housing statistics continued to point to mixed conditions. U.S. equity … Continue reading

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Weekly Economic Update

Economic Update 7-22-2019 Economic data for the week included positive surprises in retail sales as well as several regional manufacturing surveys, mixed results in industrial production and housing, while the index of leading economic indicators pointed to weakening conditions. U.S. … Continue reading

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Weekly Economic Update

Economic Update 7-15-2019 Economic news for the week included a slightly stronger-than-expected consumer price inflation reading, mixed jobless claims, and slightly weaker government job openings. The minutes from the June FOMC meeting noted some economic concerns and raised expectations for … Continue reading

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Weekly Economic Update

Economic Update 7-08-2019   Economic data for the week was led by declines in both ISM manufacturing and non-manufacturing indexes, as well as weaker data in construction and factory orders. However, the employment situation report came in far stronger than … Continue reading

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Weekly Economic Update

Economic Update 6-24-2019 Economic data for the week included no action by the FOMC, although the communication was far more dovish. Other news included a sharp decline in several key regional manufacturing indexes, a flattish index of leading economic indicators, … Continue reading

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LSA Revisions – June 2019

LSA Revisions – June 2019 LSA will be making revisions to the following model portfolios, (Private Client Tax Efficient, ETF, and ETF Tactical). All the other mutual fund models will be targeting a rebalance at this time. LSA will be … Continue reading

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Fed Note

Fed Note: Following their June meeting, the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) made no change to the 2.25-2.50% range for the fed funds rate. However, member appeared split on the outlook, with one member voting for a cut today, while … Continue reading

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Weekly Economic Update

Economic Update 6-17-2019   Economic data for the week included generally as-expected reports for retail sales, producer prices and consumer prices, retail sales and industrial production came in higher than expected, while consumer sentiment and labor figures disappointed a bit. … Continue reading

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