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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 1-30-2018 Economic data for the week was highlighted by a weaker-than-expected result for the prior quarter’s GDP and prior-month housing sales, but stronger showings in durable goods, jobless claims and the index of leading economic indicators. Equity markets … Continue reading

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Weekly Economic Update

Economic Update 1-23-2018 Economic data for the week was mixed, with decent results reported in industrial production, while regional manufacturing results, housing starts and consumer sentiment came in weaker.  The Fed’s anecdotal Beige Book showed general strength across most segments … Continue reading

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Weekly Economic Update

Economic Update 1-08-2018 Economic data for the first week of the new year showed strength in manufacturing, a weaker result for services ISM, and a mixed result in employment, with strong jobless claims and ADP employment numbers, while the government … Continue reading

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Fed Note

Fed Note: The December FOMC meeting was considered one in the ‘important’ category, in that additional materials were released, a press conference was scheduled afterward, as well as it being the last of the year.  Based on economic and inflation … Continue reading

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Weekly Economic Update

Economic Update 9-18-2017 Key economic data for the week included a disappointing retail sales report, slightly weaker consumer sentiment, moderately higher producer and consumer inflation and slightly improved jobless claims.  As anticipated, several of these metrics appear to be affected … Continue reading

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Weekly Economic Update

Economic Update 7-24-2017 Economic data for the week was mixed, with several regional manufacturing surveys showing weaker yet still expanding metrics, but strong housing starts and monthly index of broad leading indicators. Equity markets gained globally, with emerging markets outperforming … Continue reading

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Weekly Economic Update

Economic Update 7-17-2017 Economic data for the week was highlighted by a decline in retail sales, consumer sentiment, job openings and year-over-year consumer inflation, while industrial production ticked higher.  Investors were also reassured by Fed Chair Yellen’s comments concerning a … Continue reading

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Weekly Economic Update

Economic Update 7-03-2017 Economic data for the week was led by weaker durable goods orders, pending home sales and jobless claims, while several consumer sentiment measures strengthened. Equities were mixed for the week, with declines in the U.S. and foreign … Continue reading

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Weekly Economic Update

Economic Update 6-26-2017 In a slow week for economic data to open the summer, several housing metrics showed strength, as did the Index of Leading Economic Indicators, while jobless claims ticked upward slightly. Equities gained a bit for the week … Continue reading

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Weekly Economic Update

Economic Update 6-05-2017 Economic data for the week was generally flat to a bit weaker, with decent results from manufacturing surveys, continued mixed housing data, and a poorer-than-expected May employment situation report. Equity markets gained both in the U.S. and … Continue reading

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