Weekly Economic Updates

  • Weekly Economic Update: August 19, 2019

    The Markets (as of market close August 16, 2019)   Volatility is the best term to describe stocks last week. Despite a Friday surge, stocks fell for the third consecutive week. Wednesday proved to be the most tumultuous day, as… Read More


  • Weekly Economic Update: August 12, 2019

    The Markets (as of market close August 9, 2019)   Fearful that the ongoing trade war between the United States and China could slow economic growth at home and abroad, investors have pulled money from stocks and adopted a “wait-and-see”… Read More


  • Weekly Economic Update: August 5, 2019

    The Markets (as of market close August 2, 2019)   Not even a strong labor report could save stocks from tumbling last week, likely in response to President Trump’s tweet that he intended to raise tariffs on an additional $300… Read More


  • Weekly Economic Update: July 29, 2019

    The Markets (as of market close July 26, 2019)   Strong earnings reports plus a favorable gross domestic product report were enough to boost stocks last week. The S&P 500 notched a new record high last week, as did the… Read More


  • Weekly Economic Update: July 22, 2019

    The Markets (as of market close July 19, 2019)   All major stock market indexes closed last week in the red. Energy stocks dropped, as oil prices fell. Stocks in communication services and transportation also declined, impacting the large-cap indexes…. Read More


  • Weekly Economic Update: July 15, 2019

    The Markets (as of market close July 12, 2019)   Both the Dow and the S&P 500 reached new record highs last week. The Dow surged past 27000 for the first time, while the S&P 500 surpassed the 3000 threshold…. Read More


  • Weekly Economic Update: July 8, 2019

    The Markets (as of market close July 5, 2019)   Last week, June’s labor report was strong enough to likely prompt the Fed to hold interest rates at their current level (and forestall a rate cut). Feeding off the latest… Read More


  • Weekly Economic Update: July 1, 2019

    The Markets (as of market close June 28, 2019)   With a strong close last Friday, stocks recovered most of the losses from earlier last week. Only the Russell 2000 posted a weekly gain, and has increased over 16% year-to-date…. Read More


  • Weekly Economic Update: June 24, 2019

    The Markets (as of market close June 21, 2019)   Stocks enjoyed another week of strong growth as investors were encouraged by the Fed’s decision to keep interest rates unchanged and hope for a resolution to the ongoing trade war… Read More


  • 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