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Weekly Economic Update

Economic Update 8-19-2019 Economic data for the week included positive reports in retail sales, several regional manufacturing surveys, and a combination of several labor statistics. On the disappointing side were industrial production, housing starts, and jobless claims, which ticked up … Continue reading

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Weekly Economic Update

Economic Update 7-22-2019 Economic data for the week included positive surprises in retail sales as well as several regional manufacturing surveys, mixed results in industrial production and housing, while the index of leading economic indicators pointed to weakening conditions. U.S. … Continue reading

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Weekly Economic Update

Economic Update 6-24-2019 Economic data for the week included no action by the FOMC, although the communication was far more dovish. Other news included a sharp decline in several key regional manufacturing indexes, a flattish index of leading economic indicators, … Continue reading

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Fed Note

Fed Note: Following their June meeting, the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) made no change to the 2.25-2.50% range for the fed funds rate. However, member appeared split on the outlook, with one member voting for a cut today, while … Continue reading

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Weekly Economic Update

Economic Update 6-17-2019   Economic data for the week included generally as-expected reports for retail sales, producer prices and consumer prices, retail sales and industrial production came in higher than expected, while consumer sentiment and labor figures disappointed a bit. … Continue reading

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Weekly Economic Update

Economic Update 6-10-2019 Economic data for the week included positive results in ISM non-manufacturing, while ISM manufacturing lost a bit of ground for the prior month. The employment situation report for May also came in weaker than expectations. U.S. and … Continue reading

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Weekly Economic Update

Economic Update 6-03-2019 During a shortened week, economic data consisted of a downwardly-revised but still-strong Q1 GDP report, continued low jobless claims, and mixed consumer confidence. Housing data was again mixed to a bit weaker. Equity markets around the world … Continue reading

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Weekly Economic Update

Economic Update 5-28-2019 Economic data for the week included slightly disappointing housing sales, and weaker durable goods orders, but jobless claims that remained status quo at a strong cyclical level. Equity markets globally generally lost ground as trade tensions between … Continue reading

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Weekly Economic Update

Economic Update 5-20-2019 Economic data for the week included weakness in retail sales and industrial production, while several regional manufacturing surveys, jobless claims, consumer sentiment, and housing stats came in stronger than expected. Equity markets in the U.S. and in … Continue reading

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Weekly Economic Update

Economic Update 5-13-2019 Economic data for the week included ongoing mixed to lower reports for producer and consumer inflation, little changed conditions but lower demand for bank loans, and continued positive jobs markets and claims data. Equities fell across the … Continue reading

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Fed Update

Fed Note: As predicted, today‚Äôs FOMC meeting ended with no change in policy, with all members on board with keeping the fed funds rate within a range of 2.25-2.50%. The formal statement was very little changed, noting continued strength in … Continue reading

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Weekly Economic Update

Economic Update 4-22-2019 Economic data for the week included stronger-than-expected retail sales, jobless claims and a tighter trade deficit, several regional manufacturing indexes showed mixed results, while housing starts again struggled. In a shortened week, U.S. equity markets were mixed, … Continue reading

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