Weekly Economic Updates

  • Weekly Economic Update: December 9, 2019

    The Markets (as of market close December 6, 2019)   Market performance was uneven last week, culminating in some of the benchmark indexes closing in the black while a few lost value by week’s end. A strong jobs report and… Read More


  • Weekly Economic Update: December 2, 2019

    The Markets (as of market close November 29, 2019)   The holiday-shortened week was a good one for investors as they were encouraged by the growing likelihood of “phase one” in the resolution of the trade war between China and… Read More


  • Weekly Economic Update: November 25, 2019

    The Markets (as of market close November 22, 2019)   The market’s run of weekly gains ended last week as each of the major benchmark indexes lost value. Once again, trade concerns may have prompted investors to pull back from… Read More


  • Weekly Economic Update: November 18, 2019

    The Markets (as of market close November 15, 2019)   The large caps of the Dow and S&P 500 surged last week. The Dow reached 28000 for the first time in its history while the S&P 500 posted solid gains… Read More


  • Weekly Economic Update: November 11, 2019

    The Markets (as of market close November 8, 2019)   The Dow hit a new record high last week, and the major benchmark indexes posted solid gains as investors received encouraging news on the trade front. Both the United States… Read More


  • Weekly Economic Update: November 4, 2019

    The Markets (as of market close November 1, 2019)   A better-than-expected jobs report and strong third-quarter earnings from some major companies drove stock prices higher for the fourth consecutive week. The S&P 500 and the Nasdaq reached closing highs… Read More


  • Weekly Economic Update: October 28, 2019

    The Markets (as of market close October 25, 2019)   Solid corporate earnings reports and encouraging signs on the trade war front spurred stocks higher last week. The S&P 500 reached its second highest closing value by last Friday, while… Read More


  • Weekly Economic Update: October 21, 2019

    The Markets (as of market close October 18, 2019)   For the second week in a row, the major benchmark indexes (except for the Dow) posted gains last week. Stocks got a boost from some strong third-quarter earnings reports as… Read More


  • Weekly Economic Update: October 14, 2019

    The Markets (as of market close October 11, 2019)   Last week, the United States and China had reached a “substantial, phase-one” agreement to resolve the trade war between the economic giants. Essentially, the United States agreed to hold off… Read More


  • Weekly Economic Update: October 7, 2019

    The Markets (as of market close October 4, 2019)   Stocks and long-term bond yields fell again last week as fears of an economic slowdown, both here and abroad, worried investors. Despite a solid labor report, unfavorable reports from domestic… Read More