Category Archives: Economic News

Weekly Economic Update

Economic Update 2-12-2018 Economic news for the week was light, relative to that of financial markets, but highlighted by gains in the ISM non-manufacturing survey and continued strong labor market data. Continuing a trend begun the prior week, stock markets … Continue reading

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Communicating the Recent Market Volatility with Clients

Listen to how Bud Kasper is communicating the recent spike in market volatility to his clients Click here for playback

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Special Market Commentary on Recent Volatility

No doubt some of you have been fielding client questions or considering ways to ‘remind’ clients about more normal market volatility that has resurfaced over the past week. It’s likely that mainstream news will gravitate to headlines of ‘largest point … Continue reading

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Weekly Economic Update

Economic Update 2-05-2018 Economic news for the week was highlighted by the FOMC keeping interest rates unchanged in their first meeting of the year, Manufacturing surveys showed a bit of a drop while remaining high, housing data showed gains, and … Continue reading

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Fed Note

The first FOMC meeting of the year was uneventful, as expected, with no action on the interest rate policy front, with short-term rates kept to a targeted range of 1.25-1.50%.  There were no dissents.  As there was also no planned … Continue reading

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Weekly Economic Update

Economic Update 12-12-2017 Economic releases were mixed on the week, with weaker results in non-manufacturing ISM, factory orders and lower sentiment.  On the other hand, labor markets continued to perform, with jobless claims running at cyclical low levels and the … Continue reading

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Weekly Economic Update

Economic Update 12-04-2017 Economic data released last week included an upward revision in 3rdquarter GDP, a dip in the ISM manufacturing index, a recovery in various housing metrics and higher levels of consumer confidence. U.S. equity markets rose sharply during … Continue reading

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Weekly Economic Update

Economic Update 11-27-2017 On a shortened Thanksgiving week, the few economic reports that surfaced were mixed, with slightly weaker durable goods orders, while existing home sales and jobless claims were positive, and the index of leading economic indicators was quite … Continue reading

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Weekly Economic Update

Economic Update 11-20-2017   Economic data for the week was highlighted by stronger retail sales, mixed-but-still-strong manufacturing and industrial production results, along with slightly higher inflation.  Homebuilder sentiment improved, while jobless claims remained very low. U.S. equity markets were mixed … Continue reading

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Weekly Economic Update

Economic Update 11-13-2017 In a very light week for economic data, highlights included continued strong job openings data, while claims ticked upward due to temporary weather impacts.  Consumer sentiment also ticked downward a bit. U.S. and foreign equity markets lost … Continue reading

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Weekly Economic Updates

Economic Update 11-06-2017 Economic news for the week was dominated by a Fed meeting that resulted in no policy change, mixed manufacturing results, stronger optimism and a below-par employment situation report—several releases continue to demonstrate the effects of recent hurricanes. … Continue reading

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LSA Trade Dates

LSA Revisions – November 2017 Mutual Fund & ETF Model Revisions – (Inclusive of the NTF Models):  Please make sure to login to the LSA website to review all revisions and the investment rationale. LSA Trade Dates This Week, and … Continue reading

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