Weekly Economic Updates

  • Weekly Economic Update: December 10, 2018

    The Markets (as of market close December 7, 2018)   Losses in technology and health-care stocks accounted for much of last week’s market drop. The tech-heavy Nasdaq and the small caps of the Russell 2000 suffered the largest declines, leading… Read More


  • Weekly Economic Update: December 3, 2018

    The Markets (as of market close November 30, 2018)   Stocks rebounded last week, posting their best gains since February. The S&P 500 climbed 4.85% last week, a percentage jump not reached since the end of 2011. Overall, the large-cap… Read More


  • Weekly Economic Update: November 26, 2018

    The Markets (as of market close November 23, 2018)   Trading volume may have been slower than usual during the Thanksgiving holiday week, but that didn’t stop stocks from moving downward. Tumbling oil prices, which fell to their lowest levels… Read More


  • Weekly Economic Update: November 19, 2018

    The Markets (as of market close November 12, 2018)   Volatility best describes last week in the market, with all the major benchmark indexes losing value. Apparently, investors may be having trepidations about ongoing business growth and fear that the… Read More


  • Weekly Economic Update: November 12, 2018

    The Markets (as of market close November 9, 2018)   Despite a fall at the end of the week, stocks rode a midweek push to finish in the black. Oil prices officially reached bear territory, hitting their largest price drop… Read More


  • Weekly Economic Update: November 5, 2018

    The Markets (as of market close November 2, 2018)   Stocks posted a solid week of returns for the week, pulling all but one of the major benchmark indexes into positive territory for the year to date. A strong labor… Read More


  • Weekly Economic Update: October 29, 2018

    The Markets (as of market close October 26, 2018)   The benchmark indexes suffered another sharp decline last week. All major indexes lost value, led by the Global Dow. The S&P 500 and the Nasdaq would be nearing a correction… Read More


  • Weekly Economic Update: October 15, 2018

    The Markets (as of market close October 12, 2018)   Despite a surge at the end of the week, stocks plummeted last week. The major benchmark indexes all lost value, led by the small caps of the Russell 2000, which… Read More


  • Weekly Economic Update: October 8, 2018

    The Markets (as of market close October 5, 2018   Another tough week on Wall Street as stocks and long-term bond prices fell, pushing yields higher. While the major stock benchmark indexes lost value last week, the large caps of… Read More


  • Weekly Economic Update: October 1, 2018

    The Markets (as of market close September 28, 2018)   Rising interest rates and continued trade concerns put a damper on stocks last week. While not unanticipated, the Fed raised the federal funds target rate 25 basis points and intimated… Read More