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Weekly Economic Updates

  • Weekly Economic Update: March 22, 2021

    The Markets (as of market close March 19, 2021) The risk of rising inflation continued to influence investors last week, as they weigh that risk against the prospects of an accelerating economy. We saw the major stock market benchmarks lose… Read More

  • Weekly Economic Update: March 15, 2021

    The Markets (as of market close March 12, 2021) Investors generally preferred cyclicals and value stocks over tech shares last week. Nevertheless, stocks ended the week higher, with each of the major benchmark stock indexes gaining at least 2.5%, led… Read More

  • Weekly Economic Update: March 8, 2021

    The Markets (as of market close March 5, 2021) Investors looking for low-hanging values drove stocks higher last Monday and Friday — enough to push a few of the major stock market indexes into the black by the end of… Read More

  • Weekly Economic Update: March 1, 2021

    The Markets (as of market close February 26, 2021) Stocks closed the week and the month of February lower. All major stock indexes lost value last week, headed by the tech stocks of the Nasdaq, followed by the Russell 2000,… Read More

  • Weekly Economic Update: February 22, 2021

    The Markets (as of market close February 19, 2021) Despite a late-week surge, stocks were mixed to lower last week. The Dow and the Global Dow closed ahead, while the Nasdaq, the Russell 2000, and the S&P 500 lost value…. Read More

  • Weekly Economic Update: February 16, 2021

    The Markets (as of market close February 12, 2021) Overall, last week saw all of the benchmark indexes advance by at least 1.0%. The Russell 2000 led the way, followed by the Global Dow, the Nasdaq, the S&P 500, and… Read More

  • Weekly Economic Update: February 8, 2021

    The Markets (as of market close February 5, 2021) By the close of trading last week, each of the major stock benchmark indexes posted solid gains following the previous week’s sell-offs. Strong earnings reports, encouraging employment data, and hopes for… Read More

  • Weekly Economic Update: February 1, 2021

    The Markets (as of market close January 29, 2021) The week saw a new type of market risk due to “cyberbulling” — a scenario where retail investors acting together online agree to buy certain stocks, which can create extreme volatility… Read More

  • Weekly Economic Update: January 25, 2021

    The Markets (as of market close January 22, 2021) Inauguration week was a good one for equities. Each of the major equity indexes posted solid to impressive gains, led by the Nasdaq and followed by the Russell 2000, the S&P… Read More

  • Weekly Economic Update: January 19, 2021

    The Markets (as of market close January 15, 2021) For the week, only the small caps of the Russell 2000 posted a gain, as the remaining indexes fell. The yield on 10-year Treasuries ended the week about where it began,… Read More