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Weekly Economic Update

Economic Update 4-18-2022 Economic data for the week included gains in retail sales, as well as improvement in consumer sentiment, and continued healthy jobless claims. However, producer and consumer price inflation continued to come in at multi-decade high levels. In … Continue reading

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Weekly Economic Update

Economic Update 4-11-2022 In a light week for economic data, ISM services sentiment continued to show strength, while the minutes from the most recent March Fed meeting laid out a plan for faster rate hikes and a plan to allow … Continue reading

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Weekly Economic Update

Economic Update 4-04-2022 Economic data for the week included minimal revisions to prior-quarter U.S. GDP growth, and a slight decline in the pace of still-positive ISM manufacturing sentiment. Housing prices continued to rise at a solid clip, while labor markets … Continue reading

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April Model Update Announcement

It has been a volatile start to the 2022 year; the LSA committee will be implementing model updates to the mutual fund and ETF models.  These changes will only impact the models listed at this time.  As bonds continue to … Continue reading

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Weekly Economic Update

Economic Update 3-28-2022 Economic data for the week included a decline in durable goods orders and new home sales, and consumer sentiment fell to multi-year lows. However, jobless claims again reached multi-decade levels of strength. U.S. equity markets gained ground … Continue reading

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Fed Update 3-16-2022

The Federal Reserve Open Market Committee raised the key fed funds interest rate today by 0.25%, to a new range of 0.25-0.50%. This first hike in four years was as expected, with the Fed communicating their intention and amount fairly … Continue reading

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Weekly Economic Update

Economic Update 3-14-2022 Economic data for the week included the consumer price index rising to another multi-decade high, job openings continued to show strength, while jobless claims were little changed. Global equity markets lost ground again in keeping with the … Continue reading

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Weekly Economic Update

Economic Update 3-07-2022 Economic data for the week included a robust employment situation report, as well as other labor metrics, and improved manufacturing and construction activity. Global financial market sentiment continued to be driven by the Russia-Ukraine conflict, with U.S. … Continue reading

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Weekly Economic Update

Economic Update 2-28-2022 Economic data for the week included a slight revision to prior-quarter GDP, a continued gain in house prices, and continued lower jobless claims. However, the Russian invasion of Ukraine dominated most other news. Global equity markets initially … Continue reading

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Market Note – Russia/Ukraine

A variety of conflicts involving major world powers have tended to historically raise short-term volatility in global financial assets. However, market damage has tended to be short-lived, as in the magnitude of a typical market correction (-10% or a bit … Continue reading

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Weekly Economic Update

Economic Update 2-22-2022 Economic data for the week included retail sales that came in higher than expected, as well as gains in industrial production, mixed regional manufacturing sentiment and housing metrics, and a slight pullback in the index of leading … Continue reading

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Weekly Economic Update

Economic Update 2-14-2022 In a light week for economic data, consumer price inflation came in higher than expected, again reaching new multi-decade levels. Consumer sentiment worsened, while jobless claims continued to show improvement. U.S. equity markets fell back with continued … Continue reading

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