Weekly Economic Updates

  • Weekly Economic Update: June 17, 2019

    The Markets (as of market close June 14, 2019)   While not as robust as the prior week, stocks managed to post gains for the second week in a row. Last week started off with a bang for the major… Read More


  • Weekly Economic Update: June 10, 2019

    The Markets (as of market close June 7, 2019)   Markets rebounded nicely last week on hopes that the Federal Reserve Board will cut interest rates in the near future. Early in the week, the Fed was signaled rate cuts… Read More


  • Weekly Economic Update: June 3, 2019

    The Markets (as of market close May 31, 2019)   Treasury yields fell to their lowest level in 2019, gold prices soared, oil prices fell, trade tensions wore on investors’ nerves, and stocks fell again last week. Mounting trade tensions… Read More


  • Weekly Economic Update: May 28, 2019

    The Markets (as of market close May 24, 2019)   With last week’s loss, the Dow suffered its longest weekly losing streak since 2011. Trade tensions between the United States and China seem to be taking a toll on investors’… Read More


  • Weekly Economic Update: May 20, 2019

    The Markets (as of market close May 17, 2019)   Investors were heading for the hills early last week as stocks suffered their worst day on Monday following China’s announcement that it would impose an additional $60 billion in retaliatory… Read More


  • Weekly Economic Update: May 13, 2019

    The Markets (as of market close May 10, 2019)   Only a late rally last Friday saved the benchmark indexes from their worst week of the year. As it was, each of the major stock indexes fell at least 2.12%,… Read More


  • Weekly Economic Update: May 6, 2019

    The Markets (as of market close May 3, 2019)   Stocks “labored” for much of last week only to rally following a strong employment report. That report, coupled with the Fed holding interest rates steady, gave investors the confidence to… Read More


  • Weekly Economic Update: April 29, 2019

    The Markets (as of market close April 26, 2019)   The S&P 500 and Nasdaq reached record highs last week on the heels of an unexpectedly strong GDP report. Tech shares got a boost from strong quarterly earnings reports from… Read More


  • Weekly Economic Update: April 22, 2019

    The Markets (as of market close April 19, 2019)   Stocks moved very little during the holiday-shortened week (markets were closed in observance of Good Friday). The large caps of the Dow inched up a little over 0.5%, while the… Read More


  • Weekly Economic Update: April 15, 2019

    The Markets (as of market close April 12, 2019)   Trading was fairly light last week as investors await the start of quarterly corporate earnings reports. With several large corporations reporting lower-than-expected profits, investors may be leery of this round… Read More