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    Weekly Economic Updates

  • Weekly Economic Update: June 14, 2021

    The Markets (as of market close June 11, 2021) Stocks closed generally higher last week, with the Russell 2000 and the Nasdaq leading the benchmark indexes, followed by the S&P 500. Both the Dow and the Global Dow lost value…. Read More


  • Weekly Economic Update: June 7, 2021

    The Markets (as of market close June 4, 2021) Last week ended with the benchmark indexes scoring gains, led by the Global Dow, followed by the Russell 2000, the Dow, the S&P 500, and the Nasdaq. Favorable jobs data may… Read More


  • Weekly Economic Update: June 1, 2021

    The Markets (as of market close May 28, 2021) Although last week had its ups and downs, stocks closed generally higher. The Russell 2000 climbed 2.4%. Tech stocks drove the Nasdaq 2.1% higher last week, followed by the S&P 500,… Read More


  • Weekly Economic Update: May 24, 2021

    The Markets (as of market close May 21, 2021) Stocks closed the week generally lower, with only the Nasdaq eking out a gain, in what proved to be a volatile week of trading. The Dow dropped 0.5%, followed by the… Read More


  • Weekly Economic Update: May 17, 2021

    The Markets (as of market close May 14, 2021) Despite a late-week rally, stocks weren’t able to recover from the losses suffered earlier in the week. The major benchmark indexes all fell, led by the Nasdaq, which dropped 2.3%, and… Read More


  • Weekly Economic Update: May 10, 2021

    The Markets (as of market close May 7, 2021) For the week, the markets seem to have been aided by strong first-quarter earnings reports and declining unemployment claims. However, a lower-than-expected number of new hires in April may lend credence… Read More


  • Weekly Economic Update: May 3, 2021

    The Markets (as of market close April 30, 2021) For the week, stocks couldn’t maintain record highs reached earlier, despite strong corporate earnings reports. Only the S&P 500 and the Global Dow were able to end the week in positive… Read More


  • Weekly Economic Update: April 26, 2021

    The Markets (as of market close April 23, 2021) The possibility of a capital gains tax hike proposed by U.S. federal government sent stocks reeling last week. However, bargain hunters plucked enough low-hanging stocks to push several of the benchmark… Read More


  • Weekly Economic Update: April 19, 2021

    The Markets (as of market close April 16, 2021) Last week, investors were confronted with a pause in the distribution of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine, the potential for rising inflation, and the likelihood of higher taxes to offset… Read More


  • Weekly Economic Update: April 12, 2021

    The Markets (as of market close April 9, 2021) Investors remained confident that the Federal Reserve would continue to support the economy, even as signs of inflationary pressures were evident. Overall, stocks advanced last week, with the Nasdaq climbing more… Read More