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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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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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