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Weekly Economic Update

Economic Update 4-22-2019 Economic data for the week included stronger-than-expected retail sales, jobless claims and a tighter trade deficit, several regional manufacturing indexes showed mixed results, while housing starts again struggled. In a shortened week, U.S. equity markets were mixed, … Continue reading

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Weekly Economic Update

Economic Update 4-15-2019 In a light week for economic data, producer and consumer prices rose a bit more than expected on the headline side, due to higher recent energy prices. Positive news included jobless claims again reaching multi-decade lows, while, … Continue reading

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Weekly Economic Update

Economic Update 4-08-2019 Economic data for the week featured a decline in ISM services, retail sales and durable goods orders, while the employment situation report showed decent recovery growth from poor winter results in prior months, ISM manufacturing measures rebounded … Continue reading

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Weekly Economic Update

Economic Update 4-01-2019 Economic news for the week included a downward revision to last quarter’s economic growth in the U.S., mixed housing results, manufacturing sentiment and consumer sentiment, but a stronger trade balance. U.S. equity markets gained ground last week, … Continue reading

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Fed Update

Fed Note: The March FOMC meeting ended as many predicted—with no change to the fed funds rate, which is currently set at 2.25-2.50%. Regardless, the meeting was closely watched in terms of how the Fed planned to communicate a stance … Continue reading

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Weekly Economic Update

Economic Update 3-20-2019 A busy week for economic data included stronger-than-expected results in retail sales, durable goods, construction spending, consumer sentiment and several jobs indicators, while industrial production fell short. Several inflation measures also came in a bit lower than … Continue reading

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Weekly Economic Update

Economic Update 3-04-2019 Economic data for the week consisted of prior quarter GDP growth coming in late but a bit better than expected, mixed results for housing and consumer sentiment, while ISM manufacturing and jobless claims were weaker. U.S. equity … Continue reading

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Weekly Economic Update

Economic Update 2-25-2019 Economic data for the week consisted of weaker results from durable goods orders and a key regional manufacturing index, as well as a lower existing home sales. An index of leading economic indicators was flattish, with incomplete … Continue reading

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Weekly Economic Update

Economic Update 2-19-2019 Economic data for the week included poor showings from retail sales and industrial production, in addition to higher jobless claims; inflation came in relatively muted on a producer and consumer basis; on the positive side, manufacturing and … Continue reading

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Weekly Economic Update

Economic Update 2-11-2019 Economic releases were again light, as the impact of the government shutdown has altered schedules for now-stale data, but the week did see a weaker, but still strong, result for ISM non-manufacturing, a trade balance that moved … Continue reading

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Weekly Economic Update

Economic Update 1-28-2019 • Economic data for the week was again limited by the government shutdown, and consisted of stronger house prices but weaker existing home sales, a tick down in the incomplete leading economic indicators, and sharply better and … Continue reading

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Weekly Economic Update

Economic Update 1-21-2019 Although limited to some extent due to the Federal government shutdown, economic data for the week included a slight decline in producer prices, weaker consumer sentiment, mixed regional manufacturing results, but strong industrial production and jobless claims. … Continue reading

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