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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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Weekly Economic Update

Economic Update 2-06-2017 Economic data for the week was highlighted by a Fed meeting marked by no action, stronger ISM manufacturing data and employment, with middling non-manufacturing, housing and consumer confidence data. Equity markets experienced a mixed, flattish week on … Continue reading

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Weekly Economic Update

Economic Update 1-30-2017 Economic data for the week was focused on a somewhat lackluster GDP report for the 4th quarter, along with mixed durable goods data and poor housing results. U.S. and developed foreign equities experienced gains for the week, with … Continue reading

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Weekly Economic Update

Economic Update 1-17-2017 For the week, economic data included moderate retail sales, some gains in producer prices, stronger small business sentiment and continued strong labor results. Stock markets were mixed on the week, with foreign equities outperforming U.S., with help … Continue reading

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Weekly Economic Update

Economic Update 12-19-2016   Economic news for the week was highlighted by the Federal Reserve raising short-term interest rates by another quarter-percent, as expected.  Retail sales disappointed, while several regional manufacturing surveys and homebuilder sentiment showed far stronger results and … Continue reading

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Weekly Economic Update

Economic Update 12-12-2016 In a light week for economic data, the ISM non-manufacturing index ticked higher into very strong territory, while JOLTs and jobless claims showed continued strength. Equity markets gained again as post-election sentiment and hopes for higher growth … Continue reading

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Weekly Economic Update

Economic Update 12-08-2016 Economic data for the week was highlighted by improvement in several manufacturing releases, as well as in consumer confidence.  Friday’s employment situation report came in not far from expectations, surprising neither on the upside or downside but … Continue reading

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