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Weekly Economic Update

Economic Update 10-15-2018 Economic data for the week featured more tempered inflation results than expected as seen in last month’s PPI and CPI, lowering the trailing year’s results.  Consumer sentiment declined and jobless claims ticked upward a bit due to … Continue reading

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Market Pullbacks

Market Pullbacks It’s easy to get caught up in complacency when conditions are good, the sun is shining and the market is rising without interruption.  But, as we know intuitively (but often still forget), such parabolic conditions aren’t realistic or … Continue reading

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Weekly Economic Update

Economic Update 10-08-2018 Economic data for the week was highlighted by a weather-suppressed but otherwise decent employment report, strong results from other labor metrics such as private employment and claims, and mixed manufacturing results. Equity markets in both the U.S. … Continue reading

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Weekly Economic Update

Economic Update 10-01-2018 Economic data for the week was highlighted by the Federal Reserve raising rates by a quarter-percent as expected, final GDP data for the second quarter coming in unchanged yet strong, mixed results for housing, and decelerating but … Continue reading

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Fed Note

Fed Note: The FOMC decided to raise short-term interest rates by another quarter-percent—the third hike this year—bringing the fed funds target range to 2.00-2.25%.  This was largely as expected, with formal probabilities of such a move being pegged at around … Continue reading

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Weekly Economic Update

Economic Update 9-24-2018 Economic data last week showed continued signs of expansion, seen by a continued upward trend in an index of broad leading economic indicators, as well as stronger manufacturing and job markets; however, housing data continued mixed. U.S. … Continue reading

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Weekly Economic Update

Economic Update 9-17-2018 Economic news for the month included mediocre retail sales numbers, several inflation results that came in a bit lower than expected and continued strong labor market data. Equity markets gained globally, as sentiment about trade improved somewhat.  … Continue reading

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Weekly Economic Update

Economic Update 9-10-2018 Economic data for the week was dominated by a decent employment situation report for August, continued strong results in other labor metrics, as well as positive results from the ISM manufacturing and non-manufacturing surveys. U.S. equity markets … Continue reading

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Weekly Economic Update

Economic Update 9-04-2018 Economic data for the week was led by an upwardly-revised GDP number, stronger consumer confidence and sentiment as well as continued low levels of jobless claims, while housing results were again mixed. U.S. equity markets gained with … Continue reading

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Weekly Economic Update

Economic Update 8-27-2018 Economic data for the week consisted of continued strong showings for jobless claims, and mixed results for durable goods, while housing data was weak in terms of new and existing home sales. Equity markets gained globally, with … Continue reading

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Weekly Economic Update

Economic Update 8-20-2018 Economic data for the week was highlighted by stronger data for retail sales and leading economic indicators, mixed regional manufacturing survey results, while sentiment and housing data disappointed. U.S. equity markets ticked higher last week, while foreign … Continue reading

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Weekly Economic Update

Economic Update 8-06-2018 Economic news during the week was highlighted by the Fed’s decision to keep interest rates steady, a lukewarm employment situation report for July but stronger labor data in other reports, decent housing numbers, but weaker ISM manufacturing … Continue reading

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