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Fed Note

Fed Note: The December FOMC meeting was considered one in the ‘important’ category, in that additional materials were released, a press conference was scheduled afterward, as well as it being the last of the year.  Based on economic and inflation … Continue reading

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Weekly Economic Update

Economic Update 12-12-2017 Economic releases were mixed on the week, with weaker results in non-manufacturing ISM, factory orders and lower sentiment.  On the other hand, labor markets continued to perform, with jobless claims running at cyclical low levels and the … Continue reading

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Weekly Economic Update

Economic Update 12-04-2017 Economic data released last week included an upward revision in 3rdquarter GDP, a dip in the ISM manufacturing index, a recovery in various housing metrics and higher levels of consumer confidence. U.S. equity markets rose sharply during … Continue reading

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Weekly Economic Update

Economic Update 11-27-2017 On a shortened Thanksgiving week, the few economic reports that surfaced were mixed, with slightly weaker durable goods orders, while existing home sales and jobless claims were positive, and the index of leading economic indicators was quite … Continue reading

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Weekly Economic Update

Economic Update 11-13-2017 In a very light week for economic data, highlights included continued strong job openings data, while claims ticked upward due to temporary weather impacts.  Consumer sentiment also ticked downward a bit. U.S. and foreign equity markets lost … Continue reading

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Weekly Economic Updates

Economic Update 11-06-2017 Economic news for the week was dominated by a Fed meeting that resulted in no policy change, mixed manufacturing results, stronger optimism and a below-par employment situation report—several releases continue to demonstrate the effects of recent hurricanes. … Continue reading

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Weekly Economic Update

Economic Update 10-30-2017 Economic data for the week was highlighted by a strong 3rdquarter GDP report, in addition to solid durable goods results.  Housing experienced a bit of a bounce back from a weaker hurricane-plagued prior month, while jobless claims … Continue reading

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Weekly Economic Update

Economic Update 10-23-2017 Economic data for the week included solid regional manufacturing results and production numbers, while housing statistics reflected the large impact of recent multiple hurricanes, which depressed activity.  Labor strength remained robust, with jobless claims again reaching multi-decade … Continue reading

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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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