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Weekly Economic Update

Economic Update 9-26-2016 Economic data for the week was largely focused around the FOMC meeting, where no interest rate policy action was taken.  Several housing metrics came out during the week, to mixed results, with stronger pricing and homebuilder sentiment, … Continue reading

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Fed Update

Fed Note: The September FOMC meeting ended with no action.  For those hoping for some activity after some hawkish Fedspeak, this proved again to be a disappointment, but was not really a surprise for most.  Three members did dissent on … Continue reading

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Weekly Economic Update

Economic Update 9-19-2016 There were a flurry of economic data releases last week, with results tilted toward the negative—included were disappointments in retail sales and manufacturing, while consumer sentiment was a little better than expected, and jobless claims remain very … Continue reading

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Weekly Economic Update

Economic Update 9-12-2016 In a light week for economic data, the key release was a disappointing ISM non-manufacturing number, while JOLTs and jobless claims showed continued labor market strength.  A key question focused on by market participants is how these … Continue reading

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Weekly Economic Update

Economic Update 9-06-2016 In a busy week for economic data, general results weren’t as strong as expected, but neither were there any outright trouble spots.  The ISM manufacturing index weakened by a few points, housing proved mixed but stable and … Continue reading

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Weekly Economic Update

Economic Update 8-22-2016 Economic data for the week showed a combination of strength in housing and jobless claims, continued mixed results in manufacturing, and tempered consumer inflation.  The FOMC minutes showed conflicting opinions, which has carried over into recent Fed … Continue reading

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Weekly Economic Update

Economic Update 8-15-2016 Economic data for the week included a flattish/disappointing retail sales report and continued weak productivity, but, on the positive side, ongoing strong labor market metrics. U.S. equity markets reached new highs again for the week, before pulling … Continue reading

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Weekly Economic Update

Economic Update 8-08-2016 Economic data for the week was highlighted by weaker than expected but still-expansionary ISM manufacturing and non-manufacturing reports, while the July employment situation report was much stronger than anticipated, pleasing investment markets. Equity markets were higher in … Continue reading

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Weekly Economic Update

Economic Update 8-01-2016   Economic data for the week was highlighted by no policy action at the FOMC meeting, while GDP for Q2 underwhelmed compared to expectations.  Housing numbers were relatively good with home sales reaching pre-recession levels. U.S. equity … Continue reading

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Fed Note

Fed Note: The July FOMC meeting came and went with no action.  This was of no surprise to investment markets, which didn’t expect anything.  Since there were no updated projections and no planned press conference, it implied the meeting was … Continue reading

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Weekly Economic Update

Economic Update 7-25-2016 In a slow week for economic news, home sales and housing starts surprised on the upside, while the index of leading economic indicators has shown some flattening of momentum as of late. Stocks gained for the fourth … Continue reading

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Weekly Economic Update

Economic Update 7-18-2016 Economic data for the week was fairly positive, with improvements in retail sales, industrial production and jobless claims.  Inflation ticked a bit higher due to housing costs and energy, while manufacturing remained mixed. Global equity markets gained … Continue reading

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