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Weekly Economic Update

Economic Update 12-10-2018 Economic data for the week was highlighted by stronger results for ISM reports in manufacturing and services, while factory orders and employment numbers for November came in showing slower growth than expected. Global equity markets slumped, with … Continue reading

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Weekly Economic Update

Economic Update 12-03-2018 Economic data for the week included an updated release of prior-quarter GDP that was unchanged, stronger housing prices but weaker housing sales metrics, slightly weaker consumer confidence and an increase in jobless claims. U.S. equity markets rebounded … Continue reading

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Weekly Economic Update

Economic Update 11-12-2018   Economic news for the week included a FOMC meeting where interest rates were held steady, manufacturing ISM declined but remained strongly positive, and jobless claims continued to show labor market strength. U.S. equity markets gained some … Continue reading

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Fed Update

Fed Note: As expected, the FOMC unanimously made no change in the fed funds target rate during the November meeting—leaving the level at 2.00-2.25%.  Their formal statement offered few surprises, noting strength in underlying economic growth and labor markets. In … Continue reading

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Weekly Economic Update

Economic Update 10-15-2018 Economic data for the week featured more tempered inflation results than expected as seen in last month’s PPI and CPI, lowering the trailing year’s results.  Consumer sentiment declined and jobless claims ticked upward a bit due to … Continue reading

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Weekly Economic Update

Economic Update 10-08-2018 Economic data for the week was highlighted by a weather-suppressed but otherwise decent employment report, strong results from other labor metrics such as private employment and claims, and mixed manufacturing results. Equity markets in both the U.S. … Continue reading

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Weekly Economic Update

Economic Update 10-01-2018 Economic data for the week was highlighted by the Federal Reserve raising rates by a quarter-percent as expected, final GDP data for the second quarter coming in unchanged yet strong, mixed results for housing, and decelerating but … Continue reading

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Weekly Economic Update

Economic Update 9-24-2018 Economic data last week showed continued signs of expansion, seen by a continued upward trend in an index of broad leading economic indicators, as well as stronger manufacturing and job markets; however, housing data continued mixed. U.S. … Continue reading

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Weekly Economic Update

Economic Update 9-17-2018 Economic news for the month included mediocre retail sales numbers, several inflation results that came in a bit lower than expected and continued strong labor market data. Equity markets gained globally, as sentiment about trade improved somewhat.  … Continue reading

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Weekly Economic Update

Economic Update 9-10-2018 Economic data for the week was dominated by a decent employment situation report for August, continued strong results in other labor metrics, as well as positive results from the ISM manufacturing and non-manufacturing surveys. U.S. equity markets … Continue reading

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Weekly Economic Update

Economic Update 8-27-2018 Economic data for the week consisted of continued strong showings for jobless claims, and mixed results for durable goods, while housing data was weak in terms of new and existing home sales. Equity markets gained globally, with … Continue reading

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Weekly Economic Update

Economic Update 8-20-2018 Economic data for the week was highlighted by stronger data for retail sales and leading economic indicators, mixed regional manufacturing survey results, while sentiment and housing data disappointed. U.S. equity markets ticked higher last week, while foreign … Continue reading

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