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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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Weekly Economic Update

Economic Update 5-31-2016 Economic data for the week was dominated by strong U.S. housing numbers, while durable goods and sentiment lagged.  Comments from FOMC members alluded to a stronger chance of an interest rate hike in coming months. Equity markets around the world … Continue reading

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Weekly Economic Update

Economic Update 5-09-2016 Economic data for the week was highlighted by continued mixed results in manufacturing, but stronger non-manufacturing/services data.  The employment situation report for April was a bit of a disappointment, mostly due to the doubt it casts on … Continue reading

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Weekly Economic Update

Economic Update 5-02-2016 As expected, the FOMC didn’t take any interest rate policy moves following their April meeting, while 1stquarter GDP came in a bit lower than expected, manufacturing data continued to show some ongoing weakness, while housing reports were decent. Stocks … Continue reading

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Weekly Economic Update

Economic Update 4-18-2016 Economic data for the week was plentiful but mixed, with neutral results from retail sales and inflation, weaker industrial production and consumer sentiment but strength in some manufacturing results. Equity markets gained ground with higher oil prices … Continue reading

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Weekly Economic Update

Economic Update 4-11-2016 In a relatively quiet week for economic data, ISM services showed further improvement into expansionary territory, and some jobs data offered a decent showing, with lower claims and stronger hiring and quits activity in the governments JOLTs report. Equity … Continue reading

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