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Weekly Economic Update

Economic Update 6-10-2019 Economic data for the week included positive results in ISM non-manufacturing, while ISM manufacturing lost a bit of ground for the prior month. The employment situation report for May also came in weaker than expectations. U.S. and … Continue reading

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Weekly Economic Update

Economic Update 5-20-2019 Economic data for the week included weakness in retail sales and industrial production, while several regional manufacturing surveys, jobless claims, consumer sentiment, and housing stats came in stronger than expected. Equity markets in the U.S. and in … Continue reading

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Fed Update

Fed Note: As predicted, today’s FOMC meeting ended with no change in policy, with all members on board with keeping the fed funds rate within a range of 2.25-2.50%. The formal statement was very little changed, noting continued strength in … Continue reading

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Weekly Economic Update

Economic Update 4-08-2019 Economic data for the week featured a decline in ISM services, retail sales and durable goods orders, while the employment situation report showed decent recovery growth from poor winter results in prior months, ISM manufacturing measures rebounded … Continue reading

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Weekly Economic Update

Economic Update 4-01-2019 Economic news for the week included a downward revision to last quarter’s economic growth in the U.S., mixed housing results, manufacturing sentiment and consumer sentiment, but a stronger trade balance. U.S. equity markets gained ground last week, … Continue reading

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Fed Update

Fed Note: The March FOMC meeting ended as many predicted—with no change to the fed funds rate, which is currently set at 2.25-2.50%. Regardless, the meeting was closely watched in terms of how the Fed planned to communicate a stance … Continue reading

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Weekly Economic Update

Economic Update 3-20-2019 A busy week for economic data included stronger-than-expected results in retail sales, durable goods, construction spending, consumer sentiment and several jobs indicators, while industrial production fell short. Several inflation measures also came in a bit lower than … Continue reading

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Weekly Economic Update

Economic Update 3-04-2019 Economic data for the week consisted of prior quarter GDP growth coming in late but a bit better than expected, mixed results for housing and consumer sentiment, while ISM manufacturing and jobless claims were weaker. U.S. equity … Continue reading

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Weekly Economic Update

Economic Update 2-25-2019 Economic data for the week consisted of weaker results from durable goods orders and a key regional manufacturing index, as well as a lower existing home sales. An index of leading economic indicators was flattish, with incomplete … Continue reading

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Weekly Economic Update

Economic Update 1-28-2019 • Economic data for the week was again limited by the government shutdown, and consisted of stronger house prices but weaker existing home sales, a tick down in the incomplete leading economic indicators, and sharply better and … Continue reading

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Weekly Economic Update

Economic Update 12-31-2018 In a week shortened by the Holidays and a government shutdown, affecting the release of certain economic data, consumer confidence declined sharply, housing data was mixed, while jobless claims remained strong. Global equity markets ended the week … Continue reading

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Weekly Economic Update

Economic Update 12-24-2018 In a busy week for economic data to nearly wrap up 2018, the Federal Reserve raised interest rates by another quarter-percent.  In other economic data, sentiment, leading economic indicators and jobless claims remained strong; durable goods orders … Continue reading

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