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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 8-05-2019 Last week saw the Federal Reserve reduce interest rates, largely as expected, although the official statement language was mixed. Positively, consumer confidence rose last week, as did personal income and housing, while manufacturing results showed some weakness. … Continue reading

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Fed Update

Fed Note: The July FOMC meeting resulted in a 0.25% reduction in the federal funds rate, to a new range of 2.00-2.25%. The policy vote was far from unanimous, with eight members supporting the change, and the Fed presidents from … Continue reading

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Weekly Economic Update

Economic Update 7-29-2019 In a slower week for economic data, gross domestic product for the second quarter, durable goods orders, and jobless claims each came in better than expected. Several housing statistics continued to point to mixed conditions. U.S. equity … Continue reading

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Weekly Economic Update

Economic Update 7-15-2019 Economic news for the week included a slightly stronger-than-expected consumer price inflation reading, mixed jobless claims, and slightly weaker government job openings. The minutes from the June FOMC meeting noted some economic concerns and raised expectations for … Continue reading

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Weekly Economic Update

Economic Update 7-08-2019   Economic data for the week was led by declines in both ISM manufacturing and non-manufacturing indexes, as well as weaker data in construction and factory orders. However, the employment situation report came in far stronger than … 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 5-13-2019 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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