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Weekly Economic Update

Economic Update 6-29-2020 Economic data last week included higher than expected durable goods orders, along with mixed housing and jobless claims data. Inflation results remain tempered, as expected from low consumer demand. U.S. equity markets fell sharply last week with … Continue reading

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Weekly Economic Update

Economic Update 6-15-2020 Economic data for the week included the conclusion of the FOMC, where no monetary policy action was taken but the overall tone remained somber. In keeping with Covid-related economic disruptions, several inflation measures saw deceleration, consumer sentiment … Continue reading

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Weekly Economic Update

Economic Update 6-08-2020 Economic data released last week continued to show broad shutdown-based weakness over the past several months, in manufacturing, services, construction, and employment. However, some signs of improvement are being seen on the margin, which have been taken … Continue reading

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Weekly Economic Update

Economic Update 5-26-2020 Economic news remained dreary, with expected poor results for home sales, leading economic indicators, and manufacturing—although there appear to see some signs of marginal improvement in sentiment for the latter. U.S. and foreign equity markets rose as … Continue reading

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Weekly Economic Update

Economic Update 5-18-2020   Economic data continued to reflect the negative reality of Covid closures, with retail sales and jobless claims continuing to show extreme weakness, as well as a deceleration in inflation. On the other hand, manufacturing sentiment gained … Continue reading

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Weekly Economic Update

Economic Update 5-11-2020 Economic data for the week remained poor from Covid effects, as expected, as ISM non-manufacturing and employment plummeted to lows not seen in years. U.S. and some foreign markets rose as investors looked around the bend at … Continue reading

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Weekly Economic Update

Economic Update 4-27-2020 Economic data for the week continues to reflect the current extreme slowdown, increasingly, as the March and April numbers are calculated and released. Jobless claims continued to come in at all-time highs, durable goods orders fell, and … Continue reading

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Weekly Economic Update

Economic Update 4-20-2020 Economic news, per the new norm, reflected a slowing economy from Covid-related shutdowns. This included disappointing results in retail sales, regional manufacturing, housing, and employment. Global equity markets were mixed on the week, displaying far less volatility … Continue reading

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Weekly Economic Update

Economic Update 4-13-2020 Economic data included tempered produce and consumer inflation figures, and sharply negative results, as expected, for jobless claims, job openings, and consumer sentiment. Impact from coronavirus-related economic shutdowns have begun to filter into official economic data, which … Continue reading

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Weekly Economic Update

Economic Update 4-06-2020 Economic data continued to reflect a slowdown in activity as the result of the coronavirus, although last month’s releases were mixed to some degree, based on when the results were measured. A toll can already be seen … Continue reading

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Weekly Economic Update

Economic Update 3-30-2020 Economic news for the week was largely focused on dramatic actions from Congress and the Federal Reserve, intended to stem damage from the coronavirus-related shutdowns that have just begun. Other released data from months prior to the … Continue reading

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Weekly Economic Update

Economic Update 3-16-2020 In a very light week for economic data, producer prices fell sharply in February, while consumer prices increased slightly. Consumer sentiment also declined a bit, likely in keeping with uncertainty over coronavirus effects. However, over the weekend, … Continue reading

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