Weekly Economic Updates

  • Weekly Economic Update: August 13, 2018

    The Markets (as of market close August 10, 2018)   Despite the continued strength shown in corporate earnings reports, investors tempered their enthusiasm last week, sending the large caps of both the S&P 500 and the Dow downward. Ongoing tensions… Read More


  • Weekly Economic Update: August 6, 2018

    The Markets (as of market close August 3, 2018)   Tech and mid-cap stocks performed best last week following strong second-quarter corporate earnings reports. Led by the Nasdaq, each of the major benchmark indexes posted gains last week, except for… Read More


  • Weekly Economic Update: July 30, 2018

    The Markets (as of market close July 27, 2018)   Tech stocks and small caps took a hit last week as both the Nasdaq and Russell 2000 lost value. The large caps of both the S&P 500 and the Dow… Read More


  • Weekly Economic Update: July 23, 2018

    The Markets (as of market close July 20, 2018)   Last week stocks held their own for the most part, with the Dow and S&P 500 posting marginal gains. The tech-heavy Nasdaq fell slightly, while the small caps of the… Read More


  • Weekly Economic Update: July 16, 2018

    The Markets (as of market close July 13, 2018   Stocks posted gains for the second week in a row following some good corporate earnings reports. Each of the indexes listed here improved, except for the small caps of the… Read More


  • Weekly Economic Update: July 9, 2018

    The Markets (as of market close July 6, 2018)   A positive labor report may have been enough to offset investor concerns about the tit-for-tat tariff war between the United States and its trade partners, as stocks posted positive returns… Read More


  • Weekly Economic Update: July 2, 2018

    The Markets (as of market close June 29, 2018)   The major U.S. benchmark indexes continued to trend downward, losing value for the second week in a row. The Russell 2000 and the Nasdaq, both of which had been the… Read More


  • Weekly Economic Update: June 25, 2018

    The Markets (as of market close June 22, 2018)   The benchmark indexes closed flat to lower last week amid fears that trade penalties will hurt domestic companies’ exports. Only the Russell 2000 closed the week ahead of its prior… Read More


  • Weekly Economic Update: June 18, 2018

    The Markets (as of market close June 15, 2018)   Market gains achieved earlier in the week were given back by last Friday as investors appeared to react to China’s retaliatory tariffs on American exports. The deteriorating relationship between the United States… Read More


  • Weekly Economic Update: June 11, 2018

    The Markets (as of market close June 8, 2018)   As the Group of Seven (G7) summit kicked off last Friday, and speculation of tensions mounting between the United States and its trade partners, stocks closed the week on a… Read More