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Weekly Economic Update

Economic Update 8-19-2019 Economic data for the week included positive reports in retail sales, several regional manufacturing surveys, and a combination of several labor statistics. On the disappointing side were industrial production, housing starts, and jobless claims, which ticked up … Continue reading

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Fed Update

Fed Note: The July FOMC meeting resulted in a 0.25% reduction in the federal funds rate, to a new range of 2.00-2.25%. The policy vote was far from unanimous, with eight members supporting the change, and the Fed presidents from … Continue reading

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Weekly Economic Update

Economic Update 7-22-2019 Economic data for the week included positive surprises in retail sales as well as several regional manufacturing surveys, mixed results in industrial production and housing, while the index of leading economic indicators pointed to weakening conditions. U.S. … Continue reading

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Weekly Economic Update

Economic Update 7-15-2019 Economic news for the week included a slightly stronger-than-expected consumer price inflation reading, mixed jobless claims, and slightly weaker government job openings. The minutes from the June FOMC meeting noted some economic concerns and raised expectations for … Continue reading

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Weekly Economic Update

Economic Update 6-24-2019 Economic data for the week included no action by the FOMC, although the communication was far more dovish. Other news included a sharp decline in several key regional manufacturing indexes, a flattish index of leading economic indicators, … Continue reading

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LSA Revisions – June 2019

LSA Revisions – June 2019 LSA will be making revisions to the following model portfolios, (Private Client Tax Efficient, ETF, and ETF Tactical). All the other mutual fund models will be targeting a rebalance at this time. LSA will be … Continue reading

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Weekly Economic Update

Economic Update 6-17-2019   Economic data for the week included generally as-expected reports for retail sales, producer prices and consumer prices, retail sales and industrial production came in higher than expected, while consumer sentiment and labor figures disappointed a bit. … Continue reading

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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 6-03-2019 During a shortened week, economic data consisted of a downwardly-revised but still-strong Q1 GDP report, continued low jobless claims, and mixed consumer confidence. Housing data was again mixed to a bit weaker. Equity markets around the world … Continue reading

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Weekly Economic Update

Economic Update 5-28-2019 Economic data for the week included slightly disappointing housing sales, and weaker durable goods orders, but jobless claims that remained status quo at a strong cyclical level. Equity markets globally generally lost ground as trade tensions between … 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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Weekly Economic Update

Economic Update 5-13-2019 Economic data for the week included ongoing mixed to lower reports for producer and consumer inflation, little changed conditions but lower demand for bank loans, and continued positive jobs markets and claims data. Equities fell across the … Continue reading

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