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Weekly Economic Update

Economic Update 5-21-2018 Economic data for the week came in generally strong, with retail sales, industrial and manufacturing data, jobless claims and leading indicators all coming in solidly positive.  Housing starts, however, declined more than expected. U.S. equity markets were … Continue reading

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Weekly Economic Update

Economic Update 5-14-2018 Economic data for the week was highlighted by lower-than expected inflation as measured by PPI and CPI, decent consumer sentiment, as well as continued strong labor numbers. U.S. markets gained sharply last week, with foreign equities also … Continue reading

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Weekly Economic Update

Economic Update 4-30-2018 Economic data for the week featured GDP for the first quarter coming in a bit better than expected, as were durable goods orders.  In housing, home prices continued to rise, and home sales came in stronger than … Continue reading

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Weekly Economic Update

Economic Update 4-23-2018 Economic data for the week was highlighted by stronger retail sales, industrial production and leading economic indicator reports, mixed manufacturing results, and lackluster housing data. U.S. equity markets rose for the week, beating foreign stocks, with help … Continue reading

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First Quarter Client Letter

First Quarter Client Letter   Listen to a quick note from Brad Kasper on FANN Radio.   What a difference a quarter can make! Last year, quarter after quarter passed with all news treated as good news and the turmoil … Continue reading

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Weekl Economic Update

Economic Update 4-16-2018 Economic data for the week included producer and consumer inflation reports that showed pricing ticking upward, as expected, while sentiment declined and labor data, while strong, came in below expectations. Global equities gained upon more tempered language … Continue reading

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Weekly Economic Update

Economic Update 4-09-2018 Economic data for the week was led by weaker-but-still-robust reports for manufacturing and non-manufacturing activity, yet mixed results for jobless claims and a weaker-than-expected employment situation report for March—likely weather-affected. U.S. equity markets swung dramatically in both … Continue reading

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Weekly Economic Update

Economic Update 4-02-2018 On a holiday-shortened week, home sales and price data came in solidly, as did jobless claims; manufacturing data came in expansionary but at a slower pace, while consumer sentiment declined a bit. Equity markets recovered globally last … Continue reading

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Weekly Economic Update

Economic Update 3-26-2018 Economic data for the week included an increase in the short-term interest rate by the Federal Reserve, as well as stronger durable goods orders and leading indicator results.  Housing and jobless claims results were mixed to some … Continue reading

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Weekly Economic Update

Economic Update 3-12-2018 Economic news for the week included a slight decline in the still-strong non-manufacturing ISM index, and a deterioration in the trade deficit, while the employment numbers for February showed strong labor growth yet a tempering in wage … Continue reading

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Weekly Economic Update

Economic Update 3-06-2018 Economic data for the week included strong readings for manufacturing, consumer confidence and jobless claims, a slight revision downward in prior-quarter economic growth, but declines in durable goods and new/pending home sales. Equity markets suffered due to … Continue reading

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Weekly Economic Update

Economic Update 2-26-2018 In a slower, holiday-shortened week, a sparse amount of economic data was led by a decline in existing home sales, a sharp move higher in leading economic indicators, a strong jobless claims report, coupled with FOMC minutes … Continue reading

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