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Weekly Economic Update

Economic Update 3-08-2021 Economic data for the week included improvements in manufacturing and construction spending, while services results fell back a bit. The February employment situation report came in stronger than expected, although still being negatively affected by winter weather … Continue reading

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Weekly Economic Update

Economic Update 3-01-2021 Economic data for the week included little change in 4th quarter GDP, while improvements were seen in personal income, durable goods orders, consumer confidence, and various housing sales metrics. Global equity markets fell, as rising interest rates, fears … Continue reading

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Weekly Economic Update

Economic Update 2-22-2021 Economic data for the week included positive surprises in retail sales and industrial production, while housing results were mixed for the past month—although the recovery trend remains in place. Global equity markets were mixed to lower globally, … Continue reading

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February 2021 Model Revision Announcement

As the new administration begins to take over and we continue to reopen from COVID-19 concerns, as vaccines find their way into more arms,  LSA has implemented revisions to the following portfolios: DFA, DFA Blended, Private Client Blended , ETF and, … Continue reading

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Weekly Economic Update

Economic Update 2-16-2021 Economic data for the week included inflation that continued to rise slightly (due to commodity prices largely), but still tempered levels on a trailing year basis. Labor metrics improved a bit, but remain challenged relative to pre-Covid … Continue reading

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Weekly Economic Update

Economic Update 2-8-2021 Economic data for the week included slightly weaker results for manufacturing, but a stronger report for services. The employment situation report for January was disappointing, but other labor reports featured a few bright spots. Global equity markets … Continue reading

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Weekly Economic Update

Economic Update 2-1-2021 Economic data for the week included no action by the Federal Reserve, a 4th quarter GDP report that came in largely in line with expectations, continued strength in the housing market, and jobless claims that came in a … Continue reading

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Fed Note

The Federal Reserve made no policy changes at today’s meeting, as expected. The fed funds rate was kept at the zero bound of 0.00-0.25%. The formal statement was little changed, noting that the pace of recovery is moderating, with ‘weakness … Continue reading

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Weekly Economic Update

Economic Update 1-25-2021 Economic data for the holiday-shortened week included a sharp rise in manufacturing, and improvements in several housing metrics—the latter continuing a trend higher from recent months. Equity markets in the U.S. and abroad gained last week as … Continue reading

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Weekly Economic Update

Economic Update 1-19-2021 Economic data for the week included a deeper-than-expected decline in retail sales, weaker Empire state manufacturing, and an unexpected rise in jobless claims. Producer and consumer inflation measures rose slightly, in keeping with recent trend. Industrial production, … Continue reading

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Weekly Economic Update

Economic Update 1-11-2021 Economic data for the week included stronger reports for ISM manufacturing and services, while the employment situation for December weakened more than expected. Equity markets rose several percent globally, with the U.K. and emerging markets leading other … Continue reading

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Year End Client Letter Now Posted!

Happy New Year! This was certainly a year we’re happy to see in the rear-view mirror. While we know we have a bit of the old year’s business still to work through we’re looking forward to a more cheerful wrap … Continue reading

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