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Weekly Economic Update

Economic Update 8-15-2017 Economic data was highlighted by weakness in inflation, with the PPI and CPI both coming in lower than expected.  On the labor side, the government JOLTs job openings index and claims continued to show strength, while labor … Continue reading

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Weekly Economic Update

Economic Update 8-07-2017 Economic data for the week was dominated by the employment situation report, which surprised on the upside.  The ISM manufacturing and non-manufacturing indexes both declined, but remained solidly expansionary. Equity markets gained globally, as did bonds to … Continue reading

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Weekly Economic Update

Economic Update 7-31-2017 In a busy week for economic data releases, the Fed meeting resulted in no action and GDP for Q2 came in largely as expected.  Durable goods orders and consumer confidence metrics came in more positively than expected, … Continue reading

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Weekly Economic Update

Economic Update 7-24-2017 Economic data for the week was mixed, with several regional manufacturing surveys showing weaker yet still expanding metrics, but strong housing starts and monthly index of broad leading indicators. Equity markets gained globally, with emerging markets outperforming … Continue reading

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Weekly Economic Update

Economic Update 7-17-2017 Economic data for the week was highlighted by a decline in retail sales, consumer sentiment, job openings and year-over-year consumer inflation, while industrial production ticked higher.  Investors were also reassured by Fed Chair Yellen’s comments concerning a … Continue reading

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Weekly Economic Update

Economic Update 7-10-2017 Economic data for the holiday-abbreviated week was mixed, with stronger ISM and non-ISM index data, while the monthly employment situation report underwhelmed a bit in some respects. Equity markets were mixed with the U.S. edging slightly higher, … Continue reading

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Weekly Economic Update

Economic Update 7-03-2017 Economic data for the week was led by weaker durable goods orders, pending home sales and jobless claims, while several consumer sentiment measures strengthened. Equities were mixed for the week, with declines in the U.S. and foreign … Continue reading

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Weekly Economic Update

Economic Update 6-26-2017 In a slow week for economic data to open the summer, several housing metrics showed strength, as did the Index of Leading Economic Indicators, while jobless claims ticked upward slightly. Equities gained a bit for the week … Continue reading

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Weekly Economic Update

Economic Update 6-19-2017 Economic news for the week centered on the Fed, which raised rates another quarter-percent.  Other data included a drop in retail sales and disappointing housing metrics, continued low jobless claims, and strength in a variety of regional … Continue reading

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Fed Note

Fed Note: The June FOMC meeting ended today, and resulted in a +0.25% hike in the fed funds target rate, bringing this to a new range of 1.00-1.25%.  In fact, Fed Funds futures had shown a 99%+ probability of this … Continue reading

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Weekly Economic Update

Economic Update 5-30-2017 Economic data last week was led by a weaker durable goods report, an upward revision to first quarter GDP, weakness in housing, and generally neutral results from sentiment and jobless claims. Equity markets gained for the week, … Continue reading

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Weekly Economic Update

Economic Update 5-15-2017 Economic data for the week was highlighted by a disappointing gain in retail sales, while consumer sentiment improved, jobless claims provided their best showing in almost 30 years, while inflation numbers were mixed but generally showed tempered … Continue reading

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