Tag Archives: 1st Quarter GDP

Weekly Economic Update

Economic Update 7-23-2018 Economic data for the week included a stronger-than-expected retail sales report, coupled with continued strength in the index of leading economic indicators, while industrial production and manufacturing data came in a bit mixed, and housing data disappointed, … Continue reading

Posted in Economic News | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Weekly Economic Update

Economic Update 7-02-2018 Economic data for the week featured a slight downtick in first quarter GDP, a drop in durable goods orders, pending home sales and consumer confidence, while new home sales and jobless claims remained strong. U.S. and foreign … Continue reading

Posted in Economic News | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Weekly Economic Update

Economic Update 6-25-2018 Economic data last week saw manufacturing experience a bit of a decline, housing was mixed, although housing starts and prices were higher, jobless claims were mixed but remained strong, while the index of leading economic indicators continued … Continue reading

Posted in Economic News | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Weekly Economic Update

Economic Update 6-11-2018 Economic data for the week consisted of better-than-expected non-manufacturing index data and continued strength in job openings and jobless claims, while the trade deficit shrank a bit. Equity markets continued their winning run with U.S. stocks outgaining … Continue reading

Posted in Economic News | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Weekly Economic Update

Economic Update 5-21-2018 Economic data for the week came in generally strong, with retail sales, industrial and manufacturing data, jobless claims and leading indicators all coming in solidly positive.  Housing starts, however, declined more than expected. U.S. equity markets were … Continue reading

Posted in Economic News | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Weekly Economic Update

Economic Update 5-14-2018 Economic data for the week was highlighted by lower-than expected inflation as measured by PPI and CPI, decent consumer sentiment, as well as continued strong labor numbers. U.S. markets gained sharply last week, with foreign equities also … Continue reading

Posted in Economic News | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Weekly Economic Update

Economic Update 5-07-2018 Economic data for the week was highlighted by a FOMC meeting in which policy was left unchanged, some mixed to lower results for a variety of manufacturing and services indexes; the April employment situation report was mixed … Continue reading

Posted in Economic News | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Fed Note

The May FOMC meeting ended with a unanimous vote of no action on the interest rate front, as predicted, with the fed funds rate target remaining at 1.50-1.75%.  The formal statement showed little change from the March edition, with continued … Continue reading

Posted in Economic News | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Weekly Economic Update

Economic Update 4-23-2018 Economic data for the week was highlighted by stronger retail sales, industrial production and leading economic indicator reports, mixed manufacturing results, and lackluster housing data. U.S. equity markets rose for the week, beating foreign stocks, with help … Continue reading

Posted in Economic News | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

First Quarter Client Letter

First Quarter Client Letter   Listen to a quick note from Brad Kasper on FANN Radio.   What a difference a quarter can make! Last year, quarter after quarter passed with all news treated as good news and the turmoil … Continue reading

Posted in Economic News | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Weekl Economic Update

Economic Update 4-16-2018 Economic data for the week included producer and consumer inflation reports that showed pricing ticking upward, as expected, while sentiment declined and labor data, while strong, came in below expectations. Global equities gained upon more tempered language … Continue reading

Posted in Economic News | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Weekly Economic Update

Economic Update 4-09-2018 Economic data for the week was led by weaker-but-still-robust reports for manufacturing and non-manufacturing activity, yet mixed results for jobless claims and a weaker-than-expected employment situation report for March—likely weather-affected. U.S. equity markets swung dramatically in both … Continue reading

Posted in Economic News | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment