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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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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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