Weekly Economic Updates

  • 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


  • Weekly Economic Update: August 10, 2020

    The Markets (as of market close August 7, 2020) Last week began with stocks vaulting higher for the tenth Monday in a row. The Nasdaq reached a record high as tech stocks surged. The dollar gained value following a poor… Read More


  • Weekly Economic Update: August 3, 2020

    The Markets (as of market close July 31, 2020) Equities continued their positive run of Mondays by posting solid gains again to start last week. The technology sector led the Nasdaq to power ahead by 1.7%. The small caps of… Read More


  • Weekly Economic Update: July 27, 2020

    The Markets (as of market close July 24, 2020) Last week started off on a high note as stocks reached levels not seen since February. Investors were encouraged by signs out of Washington that additional stimulus was on the way…. Read More


  • Weekly Economic Update: July 20, 2020

    The Markets (as of market close July 17, 2020) Stocks surged early last Monday only to fall back by the end of the day. Earlier in the day, the S&P 500 reached its highest level since the COVID-19 pandemic sent equities reeling…. Read More