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Weekly Economic Update

Economic Update 8-21-2017 Economic data for the week was highlighted by mixed housing results but gains in retail sales, several strong readings from regional manufacturing surveys, and strong results for the index of leading economic indicators and jobless claims. Global … Continue reading

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Chart of the Week: Volatility and the Stock Market

Chart of the Week: Volatility and Stock Returns This chart shows S&P 500 annual average returns relative tovolatility measured by the VIX Index. Currently, the VIX is hovering around a comfortable reading of 18, just shy of its average reading … Continue reading

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Weekly Economic Update

Economic Update 10-13-2014 It was a light week for domestic economic reports, generally focused on employment subtleties; however, global economic growth expectations were downgraded by the IMF, causing additional market tumult. Typical October volatility returned to markets as domestic stocks … Continue reading

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Weekly Economic Update

Economic data reports for the week were relatively good, led by ISM non-manufacturing, factory orders and the Fed’s Senior Loan Officer Survey showing positive results. Stocks experienced a more volatile week as events in the Ukraine raised anxiety again, which … Continue reading

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