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Weekly Economic Update

Economic Update 4-02-2018 On a holiday-shortened week, home sales and price data came in solidly, as did jobless claims; manufacturing data came in expansionary but at a slower pace, while consumer sentiment declined a bit. Equity markets recovered globally last … Continue reading

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Weekly Economic Update

Economic Update 3-26-2018 Economic data for the week included an increase in the short-term interest rate by the Federal Reserve, as well as stronger durable goods orders and leading indicator results.  Housing and jobless claims results were mixed to some … Continue reading

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Weekly Economic Update

Economic Update 3-12-2018 Economic news for the week included a slight decline in the still-strong non-manufacturing ISM index, and a deterioration in the trade deficit, while the employment numbers for February showed strong labor growth yet a tempering in wage … Continue reading

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Weekly Economic Update

Economic Update 3-06-2018 Economic data for the week included strong readings for manufacturing, consumer confidence and jobless claims, a slight revision downward in prior-quarter economic growth, but declines in durable goods and new/pending home sales. Equity markets suffered due to … Continue reading

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Weekly Economic Update

Economic Update 2-26-2018 In a slower, holiday-shortened week, a sparse amount of economic data was led by a decline in existing home sales, a sharp move higher in leading economic indicators, a strong jobless claims report, coupled with FOMC minutes … Continue reading

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Weekly Economic Update

Economic Update 2-12-2018 Economic news for the week was light, relative to that of financial markets, but highlighted by gains in the ISM non-manufacturing survey and continued strong labor market data. Continuing a trend begun the prior week, stock markets … Continue reading

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Communicating the Recent Market Volatility with Clients

Listen to how Bud Kasper is communicating the recent spike in market volatility to his clients Click here for playback

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Special Market Commentary on Recent Volatility

No doubt some of you have been fielding client questions or considering ways to ‘remind’ clients about more normal market volatility that has resurfaced over the past week. It’s likely that mainstream news will gravitate to headlines of ‘largest point … Continue reading

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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 1-16-2018 Economic data for the week was led by growth in retail sales, tempered inflation results and mixed but continued strong labor market metrics. Equity markets gained ground again, with U.S. markets leading the way upon strong sentiment.  … Continue reading

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