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Weekly Economic Updates

  • Weekly Economic Update: October 18, 2021

    The Markets (as of market close October 15, 2021) Despite a shaky start, Wall Street enjoyed a strong week of gains. A favorable start to corporate earnings season helped lift equities higher. The benchmark indexes all posted solid weekly gains,… Read More

  • Weekly Economic Update: October 11, 2021

    The Markets (as of market close October 8, 2021) Stocks closed last week generally higher, despite a weak jobs report. A Congressional deal to extend the debt ceiling until early December helped drive stocks higher during the middle of the… Read More

  • Weekly Economic Update: October 4, 2021

    The Markets (as of market close October 1, 2021) A rally last Friday helped drive stocks generally higher last week. The Dow, the Russell 2000, and the Global Dow were able to post gains, while the Nasdaq and the S&P… Read More

  • Weekly Economic Update: September 27, 2021

    The Markets (as of market close September 24, 2021) Investors rode a bumpy ride, opening last week lower only to rebound later but not enough to avoid a third consecutive weekly dip. Only the Nasdaq was able to avoid closing… Read More

  • Weekly Economic Update: September 20, 2021

    The Markets (as of market close September 17, 2021) Stocks have generally retreated in September on concerns that the Delta variant is slowing the economy’s rebound and that the markets, which had been surging, may be primed for a decline…. Read More

  • Weekly Economic Update: September 13, 2021

    The Markets (as of market close September 10, 2021) Stocks retreated last week, with each of the benchmark indexes falling at least 1.3%. The Russell 2000 and the Dow dropped the furthest, declining 2.8% and 2.2%, respectively. Investors contended with… Read More

  • Weekly Economic Update: September 7, 2021

    The Markets (as of market close September 3, 2021) Wall Street closed the week generally higher, with only the Dow dipping. Investors have the Labor Day weekend to weigh the effects of the somewhat lackluster jobs report for August. Last… Read More

  • Weekly Economic Update: August 30, 2021

    The Markets (as of market close August 27, 2021) The S&P 500 and the Nasdaq recorded multiple record highs last week. Each of the major benchmark stock indexes posted solid gains, led by the small caps of the Russell 2000,… Read More

  • Weekly Economic Update: August 23, 2021

    The Markets (as of market close August 20, 2021) Stocks closed the week lower over concerns about the pace of global economic growth. China, the world’s second-largest economy, saw retail sales and industrial production slow as that country tries to… Read More

  • Weekly Economic Update: August 16, 2021

    The Markets (as of market close August 13, 2021) Stocks closed mostly higher last week, with only the Nasdaq unable to end in the black. The Dow and the S&P 500 each closed the week at record highs, buoyed by… Read More