Weekly Economic Updates

  • Weekly Economic Update: October 19, 2020

    The Markets (as of market close October 16, 2020) Stocks climbed this week to their highest levels in more than a month. For the week, the Dow, the Nasdaq, and the S&P 500 posted moderate gains, while the Global Dow… Read More


  • Weekly Economic Update: October 12, 2020

    The Markets (as of market close October 9, 2020) Equities rebounded last Wednesday as the president appeared to soften his stance on halting stimulus negotiations until after the election. Each of the major indexes listed here climbed higher, led by… Read More


  • Weekly Economic Update: October 5, 2020

    The Markets (as of market close October 2, 2020) Despite the drop last Friday, stocks still managed to gain over the prior week. The Russell 2000 climbed 4.4%, followed by the Dow, which gained 1.9%. The S&P 500 climbed 1.5%,… Read More


  • Weekly Economic Update: September 28, 2020

    The Markets (as of market close September 25, 2020) Equity gains at the end of the week weren’t enough to push the benchmark indexes ahead of the prior week’s closing values. Only the Nasdaq posted a weekly gain. The S&P… Read More


  • Weekly Economic Update: September 21, 2020

    The Markets (as of market close September 18, 2020) Overall, stocks lost value for the week. Mixed signals from the federal government as to whether and when a virus vaccine would be available, coupled with the Federal Reserve’s assessment of… Read More


  • Weekly Economic Update: September 14, 2020

    The Markets (as of market close September 11, 2020) Overall, the major stock indexes fell for the second week in a row. Tech stocks continued to fall, ending a five-month rally. The Nasdaq had its worst week since March. Global… Read More


  • Weekly Economic Update: September 8, 2020

    The Markets (as of market close September 4, 2020) For the week, early gains in stocks weren’t enough to overcome losses later, as all of the major stock indexes lost value. The Nasdaq fell 3.3%, followed by the Russell 2000… Read More


  • Weekly Economic Update: August 31, 2020

    The Markets (as of market close August 28, 2020) For the week stocks posted solid gains, led by the Nasdaq, and followed by the S&P 500, the Global Dow, the Dow, and the Russell 2000. Investors were buoyed by optimism… Read More


  • Weekly Economic Update: August 24, 2020

    The Markets (as of market close August 21, 2020) For the week, the Nasdaq advanced 2.7%, followed by the S&P 500, which gained 0.7%. After reaching a record high last Tuesday, the S&P 500 recorded the fastest recovery from a… Read More


  • Weekly Economic Update: August 17, 2020

    The Markets (as of market close August 14, 2020) Stocks started the week mostly higher as investors anticipated additional virus stimulus relief, and the market enjoyed another positive week of growth. Each of the major stock benchmark indexes posted gains,… Read More