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Weekly Economic Update

Economic Update 4-22-2019 Economic data for the week included stronger-than-expected retail sales, jobless claims and a tighter trade deficit, several regional manufacturing indexes showed mixed results, while housing starts again struggled. In a shortened week, U.S. equity markets were mixed, … 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 3-04-2019 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 1-14-2019 Economic data for the week was lighter than usual, due to the Federal government shutdown, but was highlighted by a tempered but still-strong ISM services report, pullback in consumer inflation, decent labor data and release of the … Continue reading

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Weekly Economic Update

Economic Update 1-07-2019 Economic data was sparse in the first week of the new year, with ISM manufacturing data disappointing, but employment numbers came in much stronger than expected. U.S. equity markets recovered during the week, largely due to Friday’s … 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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Fed Update

Fed Note: The Federal Reserve Open Market Committee raised the fed funds target rate by 0.25% to a new level of 2.25-2.50%.  This was widely anticipated, with a high futures market probability of this outcome beforehand.  There were no committee … Continue reading

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