Tag Archives: 1st Quarter GDP

Market Pullbacks

Market Pullbacks It’s easy to get caught up in complacency when conditions are good, the sun is shining and the market is rising without interruption.  But, as we know intuitively (but often still forget), such parabolic conditions aren’t realistic or … Continue reading

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Weekly Economic Update

Economic Update 10-01-2018 Economic data for the week was highlighted by the Federal Reserve raising rates by a quarter-percent as expected, final GDP data for the second quarter coming in unchanged yet strong, mixed results for housing, and decelerating but … Continue reading

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Weekly Economic Update

Economic Update 9-04-2018 Economic data for the week was led by an upwardly-revised GDP number, stronger consumer confidence and sentiment as well as continued low levels of jobless claims, while housing results were again mixed. U.S. equity markets gained with … Continue reading

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Weekly Economic Update

Economic Update 8-27-2018 Economic data for the week consisted of continued strong showings for jobless claims, and mixed results for durable goods, while housing data was weak in terms of new and existing home sales. Equity markets gained globally, with … Continue reading

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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