Category Archives: Economic News

Market Note

Dear, Well, gosh, here we are again. This last quarter started on a somewhat positive note with stocks rising until the middle of August. That cheer didn’t last however as uncertainties about rising interest rates and the direction of the … Continue reading

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Weekly Economic Update – 10-03-2022

Economic Update 10-03-2022

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Weekly Economic Update – 9-27-2022

Economic Update 9-27-2022

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Fed Note

The Federal Reserve Open Market Committee raised the fed funds rate today by another 0.75%, to a range of 3.00-3.25%. The vote was unanimous, with no dissents. The formal statement language was hardly changed at all, only noting an upgrade … Continue reading

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Weekly Economic Update – 9-12-2022

Economic Update 9-12-2022

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Weekly Economic Update – 8-30-2022

Economic Update 8-30-2022 Economic data for the week included a slight upward revision in Q2 GDP, good results from consumer sentiment and jobless claims, little change in durable goods orders, while housing data continued to show weakness. Equity markets fell … Continue reading

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Weekly Economic Update – 8-22-2022

Economic Update 8-22-2022 Economic data for the week included strength in industrial production, little change in retail sales, and mixed results from several regional manufacturing surveys. Housing data also continued a string of weak monthly reports. Stock markets fell back … Continue reading

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Weekly Economic Update – 8-15-2022

Economic Update 8-15-2022 Economic data for the week included consumer price inflation coming in little changed on the headline side, while producer price inflation declined on a headline level. Consumer sentiment improved more than expected. Global equity markets rose sharply … Continue reading

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Fed Note

The Federal Reserve Open Market Committee raised the fed funds rate today by another 0.75%, to a new range of 2.25-2.50%. The vote was unanimous, with no dissents, unlike June’s meeting. The formal statement language changed little, but noted ‘recent … Continue reading

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Weekly Economic Update – 7-25-2022

Economic Update 7-25-2022 Economic data for the week included weakness in housing markets—seen in disappointing results for existing home sales, housing starts, and homebuilder sentiment. The index of leading indicators continued a string of monthly declines, and jobless claims rose. … Continue reading

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Weekly Economic Update – 7-18-2022

Economic Update 7-19-2022 Economic data for the week included both producer and consumer inflation coming in higher than expectations, and continuing the string of multi-decade highs, which have weighed on business and consumer sentiment. Jobless claims also ticked up again, … Continue reading

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Weekly Economic Update

Economic data for the week included U.S. GDP for the first quarter being revised down slightly, while personal income and spending have remained relatively strong. Durable goods and home prices also showed higher readings, the ISM manufacturing survey showed expansion … Continue reading

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