Weekly Economic Updates

  • Weekly Economic Update: October 16, 2017

    Weekly Economic Update October 16, 2017 The Markets (as of market close October 13, 2017) Once again the major stock market indices, except for the Russell 2000, increased last week.  The large caps of the Dow and S&P 500 enjoyed… Read More


  • Weekly Economic Update: October 9, 2017

    Weekly Economic Update October 9, 2017 The Markets (as of market close October 6, 2017) Equities continued to surge last week as the major benchmark indexes posted notable gains – despite a late Friday downturn. Only the Global Dow failed to increase… Read More


  • Weekly Economic Update: October 2, 2017

    Weekly Economic Update October 3, 2017 The Markets (as of market close September 29, 2017) The large caps of the Dow and S&P 500 closed last week with moderate gains, while small caps of the Russell 2000 enjoyed substantial gains…. Read More


  • Weekly Economic Update: September 25, 2017

    Weekly Economic Update September 25, 2017 The Markets (as of market close September 22, 2017) The equity markets ended last week mixed, with the large caps of the S&P 500 and Dow posting modest gains, while the tech-heavy Nasdaq fell… Read More


  • Weekly Economic Update: September 18, 2017

    Weekly Economic Update September 18, 2017   The Markets (as of market close September 15, 2017) Stocks followed the prior week’s plunge by surging ahead last week.  The small caps of the Russell 2000 led the way, followed by the… Read More


  • Weekly Economic Update: September 11, 2017

    Weekly Economic Update September 11, 2017 The Markets (as of market close September 8, 2017) Retail gas prices surged as Hurricane Harvey forced refineries to shut down, leading to curtailed petroleum shipments. Higher gas prices cut into investors’ pockets, prompting… Read More


  • Weekly Economic Update: September 5, 2017

    Weekly Economic Update September 5, 2017 Last Week’s Economic Headlines  The latest report on the second-quarter gross domestic product proved to be very solid, as the GDP climbed to 3.0% – 0.4 percentage point higher than the first estimate. The… Read More


  • Weekly Economic Update: August 28, 2017

    Weekly Economic Update August 28, 2017 The Markets (as of market close August 25, 2017)   Amid a scarcity of economic data and the lightest trading levels of the year, stocks managed to end the week in positive territory. The… Read More


  • Weekly Economic Update: August 21, 2017

    Weekly Economic Update August 21, 2017 The Markets (as of market close August 18, 2017)   Last week saw domestic and global conflicts heighten investors’ concerns, pushing stocks lower in what was a slow week for trading. The Dow lost… Read More


  • Weekly Economic Update: August 14, 2017

    Weekly Economic Update August 14, 2017 The Markets (as of market close August 11, 2017) Investors may have been disturbed by the rising tensions between the United States and North Korea last week, resulting in a shift from stocks to long-term… Read More