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    Weekly Economic Updates

  • 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


  • Weekly Economic Update: April 5, 2021

    The Markets (as of market close April 1, 2021) A late-week surge pushed stocks higher overall last week. The Nasdaq, which had been weakening as investors retreated from tech shares, climbed 2.6%. The small caps of the Russell 2000 continued… Read More


  • Weekly Economic Update: March 29, 2021

    The Markets (as of market close March 26, 2021) Equities ended the week mixed, with large caps outperforming small caps. The S&P 500 (1.6%) and the Dow (1.4%) advanced, while the Russell 2000 (-2.9%) and the Nasdaq (-0.6%) could not… Read More


  • Weekly Economic Update: March 22, 2021

    The Markets (as of market close March 19, 2021) The risk of rising inflation continued to influence investors last week, as they weigh that risk against the prospects of an accelerating economy. We saw the major stock market benchmarks lose… Read More


  • Weekly Economic Update: March 15, 2021

    The Markets (as of market close March 12, 2021) Investors generally preferred cyclicals and value stocks over tech shares last week. Nevertheless, stocks ended the week higher, with each of the major benchmark stock indexes gaining at least 2.5%, led… Read More


  • Weekly Economic Update: March 8, 2021

    The Markets (as of market close March 5, 2021) Investors looking for low-hanging values drove stocks higher last Monday and Friday — enough to push a few of the major stock market indexes into the black by the end of… Read More


  • Weekly Economic Update: March 1, 2021

    The Markets (as of market close February 26, 2021) Stocks closed the week and the month of February lower. All major stock indexes lost value last week, headed by the tech stocks of the Nasdaq, followed by the Russell 2000,… Read More


  • Weekly Economic Update: February 22, 2021

    The Markets (as of market close February 19, 2021) Despite a late-week surge, stocks were mixed to lower last week. The Dow and the Global Dow closed ahead, while the Nasdaq, the Russell 2000, and the S&P 500 lost value…. Read More


  • Weekly Economic Update: February 16, 2021

    The Markets (as of market close February 12, 2021) Overall, last week saw all of the benchmark indexes advance by at least 1.0%. The Russell 2000 led the way, followed by the Global Dow, the Nasdaq, the S&P 500, and… Read More


  • Weekly Economic Update: February 8, 2021

    The Markets (as of market close February 5, 2021) By the close of trading last week, each of the major stock benchmark indexes posted solid gains following the previous week’s sell-offs. Strong earnings reports, encouraging employment data, and hopes for… Read More