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Weekly Economic Update

Economic Update 8-22-2016 Economic data for the week showed a combination of strength in housing and jobless claims, continued mixed results in manufacturing, and tempered consumer inflation.  The FOMC minutes showed conflicting opinions, which has carried over into recent Fed … Continue reading

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Weekly Economic Update

Economic Update 8-15-2016 Economic data for the week included a flattish/disappointing retail sales report and continued weak productivity, but, on the positive side, ongoing strong labor market metrics. U.S. equity markets reached new highs again for the week, before pulling … Continue reading

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Weekly Economic Update

Economic Update 8-08-2016 Economic data for the week was highlighted by weaker than expected but still-expansionary ISM manufacturing and non-manufacturing reports, while the July employment situation report was much stronger than anticipated, pleasing investment markets. Equity markets were higher in … Continue reading

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Weekly Economic Update

Economic Update 8-01-2016   Economic data for the week was highlighted by no policy action at the FOMC meeting, while GDP for Q2 underwhelmed compared to expectations.  Housing numbers were relatively good with home sales reaching pre-recession levels. U.S. equity … Continue reading

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Fed Note

Fed Note: The July FOMC meeting came and went with no action.  This was of no surprise to investment markets, which didn’t expect anything.  Since there were no updated projections and no planned press conference, it implied the meeting was … Continue reading

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Weekly Economic Update

Economic Update 7-25-2016 In a slow week for economic news, home sales and housing starts surprised on the upside, while the index of leading economic indicators has shown some flattening of momentum as of late. Stocks gained for the fourth … Continue reading

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Weekly Economic Update

Economic Update 7-18-2016 Economic data for the week was fairly positive, with improvements in retail sales, industrial production and jobless claims.  Inflation ticked a bit higher due to housing costs and energy, while manufacturing remained mixed. Global equity markets gained … Continue reading

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Weekly Economic Update

Economic Update 7-11-2016 Economic data for the week took a turn for the better, with strong results from non-manufacturing ISM as well as an improved employment situation report on Friday. Equity markets in the U.S. gained as Brexit returns were … Continue reading

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Weekly Economic Update

Economic Update 7-05-2016 Economic data for the week was highlighted by stronger manufacturing results in the ISM and Chicago PMI surveys and higher consumer confidence, while real estate activity was mixed—a combination of higher home prices but weaker building activity … Continue reading

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Weekly Economic Update

Economic Update 6-20-2016 The week was highlighted by the FOMC meeting, at which no interest rate policy changes were made. In other data, retail sales surprised on the upside, manufacturing and production data were mixed, and inflation came in little … Continue reading

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Weekly Economic Update

Economic Update 6-13-2016 In a quiet week for economic data, inventories rose, which was a positive for forward-looking GDP, jobs data was decent but consumer sentiment dropped a bit. Equity markets in the U.S. ended generally flat, while foreign markets … Continue reading

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Weekly Economic Update

Economic Update 6-06-2016 Economic data for the short week was mixed, with slightly stronger manufacturing data relative to previous months, while non-manufacturing/services weakened.  Housing prices continued in an upward trajectory.  However, the big government employment report on Friday was a … Continue reading

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