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Weekly Economic Update

Economic Update 3-26-2018 Economic data for the week included an increase in the short-term interest rate by the Federal Reserve, as well as stronger durable goods orders and leading indicator results.  Housing and jobless claims results were mixed to some … 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 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 9-26-2016 Economic data for the week was largely focused around the FOMC meeting, where no interest rate policy action was taken.  Several housing metrics came out during the week, to mixed results, with stronger pricing and homebuilder sentiment, … Continue reading

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Weekly Economic Update

Economic Update 6-20-2016 The week was highlighted by the FOMC meeting, at which no interest rate policy changes were made. In other data, retail sales surprised on the upside, manufacturing and production data were mixed, and inflation came in little … Continue reading

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Weekly Economic Update

Economic Update 6-06-2016 Economic data for the short week was mixed, with slightly stronger manufacturing data relative to previous months, while non-manufacturing/services weakened.  Housing prices continued in an upward trajectory.  However, the big government employment report on Friday was a … Continue reading

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Weekly Economic Update

Economic Update 10-19-2015 Economic data for the week was generally lackluster, seen in retail sales and several manufacturing surveys.  Inflation came in quite tempered, on par with recent months and expectations. Equity markets gained on interpretations of weak data meaning the … Continue reading

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Weekly Economic Update

Economic Update 9-21-2015 The week was highlighted by the Fed’s decision to keep interest rates at zero for yet another meeting, despite growing expectations for an increase.  Retail sales results were stronger, as did jobless claims, but several regional manufacturing surveys … Continue reading

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Weekly Economic Update

Economic Update 8-03-2015 Economic data last week was highlighted by a lukewarm GDP report, mixed housing and consumer confidence surveys, but more positive near-term industrial reports.  The FOMC meeting statement didn’t offer any radically new insights, as expectations for an initial rate hike … Continue reading

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Weekly Economic Update

Economic Update 7-27-2015 It was a very slow week for economic news, but included a strong showing from housing and jobless claims—two series which have shown improved strength as the recovery moves along. Equity markets lost ground on the week … Continue reading

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Weekly Economic Update

Economic Update 5-26-2015 Economic results were again mixed, with some improvement in housing, tempered overall but higher core CPI inflation readings and stronger jobless claim data. U.S. equity markets on average were slightly higher, while foreign equities ended up negative … Continue reading

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Fed Update

Fed Update In their meeting that just concluded, the FOMC formally ended ‘the taper’ effective this coming month-end, closing a chapter of multiple quantitative easing programs totaling $3 trillion.  This was widely anticipated, though, so markets didn’t react too strongly … Continue reading

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