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Weekly Economic Update

Economic Update 2-12-2018 Economic news for the week was light, relative to that of financial markets, but highlighted by gains in the ISM non-manufacturing survey and continued strong labor market data. Continuing a trend begun the prior week, stock markets … Continue reading

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Special Market Commentary on Recent Volatility

No doubt some of you have been fielding client questions or considering ways to ‘remind’ clients about more normal market volatility that has resurfaced over the past week. It’s likely that mainstream news will gravitate to headlines of ‘largest point … Continue reading

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Weekly Economic Update

Economic Update 2-05-2018 Economic news for the week was highlighted by the FOMC keeping interest rates unchanged in their first meeting of the year, Manufacturing surveys showed a bit of a drop while remaining high, housing data showed gains, and … Continue reading

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Fed Note

The first FOMC meeting of the year was uneventful, as expected, with no action on the interest rate policy front, with short-term rates kept to a targeted range of 1.25-1.50%.  There were no dissents.  As there was also no planned … Continue reading

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Weekly Economic Update

Economic Update 1-30-2018 Economic data for the week was highlighted by a weaker-than-expected result for the prior quarter’s GDP and prior-month housing sales, but stronger showings in durable goods, jobless claims and the index of leading economic indicators. Equity markets … Continue reading

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Weekly Economic Update

Economic Update 1-23-2018 Economic data for the week was mixed, with decent results reported in industrial production, while regional manufacturing results, housing starts and consumer sentiment came in weaker.  The Fed’s anecdotal Beige Book showed general strength across most segments … Continue reading

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Weekly Economic Update

Economic Update 1-16-2018 Economic data for the week was led by growth in retail sales, tempered inflation results and mixed but continued strong labor market metrics. Equity markets gained ground again, with U.S. markets leading the way upon strong sentiment.  … Continue reading

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Weekly Economic Update

Economic Update 1-08-2018 Economic data for the first week of the new year showed strength in manufacturing, a weaker result for services ISM, and a mixed result in employment, with strong jobless claims and ADP employment numbers, while the government … Continue reading

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Weekly Economic Update

Economic Update 1-02-2018 With an extremely light holiday calendar for economic data, highlights included stronger housing and regional purchasing data and weaker consumer confidence and jobless claims. U.S. stock markets fell during the last week of the year, while international … Continue reading

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Weekly Economic Update

Economic Update 12-18-2017 Economic activity for the week centered on the Federal Reserve, which raised short-term interest rates another quarter-percent, as expected.  Retail sales gained more sharply than expected, while industrial results were mixed and inflation came in weaker than … Continue reading

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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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