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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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Weekly Economic Update

Economic Update 5-8-2017 Economic data for the week was highlighted by a decline in but still-strong ISM manufacturing numbers, continued strength in ISM non-manufacturing, and continued strength in labor metrics, including the April employment situation report.  The FOMC meeting resulted … Continue reading

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Weekly Economic Update

Economic Update 5-01-2017 Economic data for the week were highlighted by a weaker-than-expected result for 1stquarter GDP, and disappointing sentiment data, while housing ended mixed and jobless claims remained low. Stock markets rose globally, with help from results from the … Continue reading

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Weekly Economic Update

Economic Update 4-24-2017 Economic data for the week showed slower but still-strong results in regional manufacturing and production, while housing metrics were mixed. Stock markets gained globally, led by the U.S. and Japan, while other markets generally came in flatter.  … Continue reading

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Weekly Economic Update

Economic Update 4-17-2017 Economic data for the week consisted of unsurprisingly weaker retail sales, lower inflation readings via the consumer price index and producer price index, as well as continued strength in labor markets. Equity markets lost ground in the … Continue reading

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Weekly Economic Update

Economic Update 4-10-2017 Economic reports for the week came in mixed, with slightly weaker ISM manufacturing and non-manufacturing data, although both remained strongly expansionary.  While the ADP employment report was quite strong, the government nonfarm payrolls report was far less … Continue reading

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Fed Note

Fed Note: It was a fairly dramatic turn of events over the prior few weeks with the probabilities of a Fed hike in March moving from about one-in-three or lower to almost guaranteed by the time we heard higher rate-focused … Continue reading

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Weekly Economic Update

Economic Update 3-06-2017 Economic data for the week was led by strength in both manufacturing and non-manufacturing indexes, strong consumer confidence and jobless claims, and mixed housing results. Equity markets gained in the U.S. and abroad in foreign markets, while … Continue reading

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Weekly Economic Update

Economic Update 2-13-2017 In a very light week for economic data, import prices were relatively contained, sentiment fell a bit, labor metrics JOLTs and jobless claims continued to show strength. Equity markets gained during the week, in the U.S. and … Continue reading

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