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Weekly Economic Update

Economic Update 1-28-2019 • Economic data for the week was again limited by the government shutdown, and consisted of stronger house prices but weaker existing home sales, a tick down in the incomplete leading economic indicators, and sharply better and … Continue reading

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Weekly Economic Update

Economic Update 1-14-2019 Economic data for the week was lighter than usual, due to the Federal government shutdown, but was highlighted by a tempered but still-strong ISM services report, pullback in consumer inflation, decent labor data and release of the … Continue reading

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Weekly Economic Update

Economic Update 1-07-2019 Economic data was sparse in the first week of the new year, with ISM manufacturing data disappointing, but employment numbers came in much stronger than expected. U.S. equity markets recovered during the week, largely due to Friday’s … Continue reading

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Weekly Economic Update

Economic Update 12-31-2018 In a week shortened by the Holidays and a government shutdown, affecting the release of certain economic data, consumer confidence declined sharply, housing data was mixed, while jobless claims remained strong. Global equity markets ended the week … Continue reading

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Weekly Economic Update

Economic Update 12-24-2018 In a busy week for economic data to nearly wrap up 2018, the Federal Reserve raised interest rates by another quarter-percent.  In other economic data, sentiment, leading economic indicators and jobless claims remained strong; durable goods orders … Continue reading

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Fed Update

Fed Note: The Federal Reserve Open Market Committee raised the fed funds target rate by 0.25% to a new level of 2.25-2.50%.  This was widely anticipated, with a high futures market probability of this outcome beforehand.  There were no committee … Continue reading

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Weekly Economic Update

Economic Update 12-17-2018 Economic data for the week came in mixed to decent, with retail sales a bit stronger than expected, continued strength in job openings and jobless claims, as well as tempered producer and consumer inflation results. U.S. equity … Continue reading

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Weekly Economic Update

Economic Update 12-10-2018 Economic data for the week was highlighted by stronger results for ISM reports in manufacturing and services, while factory orders and employment numbers for November came in showing slower growth than expected. Global equity markets slumped, with … Continue reading

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Weekly Economic Update

Economic Update 12-03-2018 Economic data for the week included an updated release of prior-quarter GDP that was unchanged, stronger housing prices but weaker housing sales metrics, slightly weaker consumer confidence and an increase in jobless claims. U.S. equity markets rebounded … Continue reading

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Weekly Economic Update

Economic Update 11-26-2018 On a holiday-shortened week, economic data consisted of growth, albeit at a tempered pace, of the Leading Economic Indicators, mixed housing data and jobless claims, as well as weaker durable goods orders and consumer sentiment. Global equity … Continue reading

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Weekly Economic Update

Economic Update 11-19-2018 Economic data for the week was highlighted by higher retail sales, driven by energy prices, mixed regional manufacturing results, tempered inflation and jobless claims that rose slightly. Equity markets in the U.S. and developed Europe declined last … Continue reading

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Weekly Economic Update

Economic Update 11-12-2018   Economic news for the week included a FOMC meeting where interest rates were held steady, manufacturing ISM declined but remained strongly positive, and jobless claims continued to show labor market strength. U.S. equity markets gained some … Continue reading

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