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Weekly Economic Update

Economic Update 11-28-2016   During a shortened Thanksgiving week, durable goods orders came in stronger than expected, which buoyed hopes for business capex spending.  In real estate, home prices and existing home sales both showed continued growth. Stock markets in … Continue reading

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Weekly Economic Update

Economic Update 11-21-2016 In the week after the election, attention refocused onto potential policies as well as the strength of current data to again gauge the probability of a Fed rate increase in December.  Retail sales and manufacturing data both … Continue reading

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Weekly Economic Update

Economic Update 11-15-2016 In a relatively light week for economic data, the political surprise was obviously the outcome of the U.S. Presidential election.  Otherwise, labor data was decent, while bank lending standards were little changed. Equity markets moved sharply higher, … Continue reading

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Weekly Economic Update

Economic Update 11-07-2016 Economic news was highlighted by the Fed’s lack of action (which really was no news), while manufacturing activity was again mixed and non-manufacturing/services growth pared back a bit.  The employment situation report again disappointed relative to expectations, … Continue reading

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Weekly Economic Update

Economic Update 11-01-2016 Economic data for the week showed mixed results, with a decent GDP report for Q3, but weaker durable goods orders.  Real estate prices showed continued gains, as did pending home sales, while new home sales came in … Continue reading

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Weekly Economic Update

Economic Update 10-24-2016 Economic data last week offered mixed results for manufacturing and industrial production, as well as housing, while official inflation picked up a bit due strength in energy/gas prices.  Overall activity as described by the Fed Beige Book … Continue reading

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Weekly Economic Update

Economic Update 10-17-2016 In a lighter week for economic data, retail sales came in stronger than in the previous few months, but remained lackluster.  Producer inflation picked up slightly, consumer sentiment fell a bit while labor was mixed with a … Continue reading

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Weekly Economic Update

Economic Update 10-10-2016 Economic news last week was highlighted by strong reports in ISM manufacturing and non-manufacturing, and a decent but not outstanding September employment situation report.  The combination of data led to increased expectations for a Fed rate hike … Continue reading

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Weekly Economic Update

Economic Update 10-03-2016 In week packed with economic data, results showed weaker housing numbers for the prior month, flattish personal income/spending but somewhat stronger industrial numbers and consumer sentiment, and continued strong/low jobless claims. Equity markets experienced small positive gains … Continue reading

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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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