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Weekly Economic Update

Economic Update 8-01-2016   Economic data for the week was highlighted by no policy action at the FOMC meeting, while GDP for Q2 underwhelmed compared to expectations.  Housing numbers were relatively good with home sales reaching pre-recession levels. U.S. equity … Continue reading

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Weekly Economic Update

Economic Update 7-18-2016 Economic data for the week was fairly positive, with improvements in retail sales, industrial production and jobless claims.  Inflation ticked a bit higher due to housing costs and energy, while manufacturing remained mixed. Global equity markets gained … Continue reading

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Weekly Economic Update

Economic Update 7-11-2016 Economic data for the week took a turn for the better, with strong results from non-manufacturing ISM as well as an improved employment situation report on Friday. Equity markets in the U.S. gained as Brexit returns were … Continue reading

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Weekly Economic Update

Economic Update 7-05-2016 Economic data for the week was highlighted by stronger manufacturing results in the ISM and Chicago PMI surveys and higher consumer confidence, while real estate activity was mixed—a combination of higher home prices but weaker building activity … Continue reading

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Weekly Economic Update

Economic Update 6-27-2016 Most global attention was focused on the U.K. ‘Brexit’ referendum, which was assumed to be doomed to failure earlier in the week—until final results showed it passed by a small margin.  In a slower week for U.S. … Continue reading

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Weekly Economic Update

Economic Update 6-20-2016 The week was highlighted by the FOMC meeting, at which no interest rate policy changes were made. In other data, retail sales surprised on the upside, manufacturing and production data were mixed, and inflation came in little … Continue reading

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Fed Note

Fed Note: It was rumored again in recent months that Fed might use June as another jumping off point for a 2nd rate hike, but it was again not to be.  With the poor employment situation report for May and … Continue reading

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Weekly Economic Update

Economic Update 6-13-2016 In a quiet week for economic data, inventories rose, which was a positive for forward-looking GDP, jobs data was decent but consumer sentiment dropped a bit. Equity markets in the U.S. ended generally flat, while foreign markets … Continue reading

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Weekly Economic Update

Economic Update 2-22-2016 Economic data on the manufacturing side showed some improvement over the prior month, although several key metrics remained in the negative.  Housing numbers released were weaker than expected, although weather could have played a role.  Inflation figures were slightly … Continue reading

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