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Weekly Economic Update

Economic Update 10-17-2017 Economic data for the week was focused on the FOMC minutes, which appeared to sustain high odds for a December rate hike, retail sales came in as expected, as did inflation, while labor markets continued to show … Continue reading

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Weekly Economic Update

Economic Update 10-09-2017 Economic data for the week was led by especially strong ISM manufacturing and non-manufacturing reports, decent construction spending, while the employment situation report for September was a mixed bag of U.S. stock markets continued to churn forward, … Continue reading

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Weekly Economic Update

Economic Update 10-02-2017 Economic news for the week included generally few surprises—a small revision upward for prior-quarter GDP, strong manufacturing results, mixed but generally disappointing housing data, slightly weaker sentiment and weather-affected jobless claims. S. equity markets rose, led by … Continue reading

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Weekly Economic Update

Economic Update 9-25-2017 Economic data for the week was highlighted by the outcome of the Fed meeting, which outlined a gradual balance sheet reduction plan.  Housing data was mixed, with prices increasing but sales were negatively affected by recent hurricanes.  … Continue reading

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Fed Note

Fed Note: The FOMC completed their September meeting, with an outcome of no interest rate policy change as expected, but there was something a little different to announce.  This was a more ‘important’ meeting, being one of the four per … Continue reading

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Weekly Economic Update

Economic Update 9-18-2017 Key economic data for the week included a disappointing retail sales report, slightly weaker consumer sentiment, moderately higher producer and consumer inflation and slightly improved jobless claims.  As anticipated, several of these metrics appear to be affected … Continue reading

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Weekly Economic Update

Economic Update 9-12-2017   The short week ended with a temporary respite for the federal budget and debt ceiling debate, strong ISM services results, but higher jobless claims due to hurricane effects. U.S. stocks stumbled a bit on the week, … Continue reading

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Weekly Economic Update

Economic Update 8-15-2017 Economic data was highlighted by weakness in inflation, with the PPI and CPI both coming in lower than expected.  On the labor side, the government JOLTs job openings index and claims continued to show strength, while labor … Continue reading

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Weekly Economic Update

Economic Update 8-07-2017 Economic data for the week was dominated by the employment situation report, which surprised on the upside.  The ISM manufacturing and non-manufacturing indexes both declined, but remained solidly expansionary. Equity markets gained globally, as did bonds to … Continue reading

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Weekly Economic Update

Economic Update 7-31-2017 In a busy week for economic data releases, the Fed meeting resulted in no action and GDP for Q2 came in largely as expected.  Durable goods orders and consumer confidence metrics came in more positively than expected, … Continue reading

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Weekly Economic Update

Economic Update 7-24-2017 Economic data for the week was mixed, with several regional manufacturing surveys showing weaker yet still expanding metrics, but strong housing starts and monthly index of broad leading indicators. Equity markets gained globally, with emerging markets outperforming … Continue reading

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Weekly Economic Update

Economic Update 7-17-2017 Economic data for the week was highlighted by a decline in retail sales, consumer sentiment, job openings and year-over-year consumer inflation, while industrial production ticked higher.  Investors were also reassured by Fed Chair Yellen’s comments concerning a … Continue reading

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