Weekly Economic Updates

  • Weekly Economic Update: April 15, 2019

    The Markets (as of market close April 12, 2019)   Trading was fairly light last week as investors await the start of quarterly corporate earnings reports. With several large corporations reporting lower-than-expected profits, investors may be leery of this round… Read More


  • Weekly Economic Update: April 8, 2019

    The Markets (as of market close April 5, 2019)   Stocks marked a second consecutive week of solid gains, led by the small caps of the Russell 2000 and the tech-heavy Nasdaq. The S&P 500 recorded seven consecutive days of… Read More


  • Weekly Economic Update: April 1, 2019

    The Markets (as of market close March 29, 2019)   Stocks rebounded last week to close the final week of March and the first quarter of 2019 in the black. Each of the major stock benchmark indexes gained over 1.0%… Read More


  • Weekly Economic Update: March 25 2019

    The Markets (as of market close March 22, 2019)   Last week started well for investors as stock indexes continued to climb on the heels of the prior week’s robust performance. However, reports of a weakening global economy prompted a… Read More


  • Weekly Economic Update: March 18 2019

    The Markets (as of market close December 7, 2018)   Tech shares were bullish last week, leading the way for what turned out to be a very strong performance in the market. The tech-heavy Nasdaq outperformed the other major benchmark… Read More


  • Weekly Economic Update: March 11, 2019

    The Markets (as of market close March 8, 2019)   The major stock market benchmark indexes suffered their worst showing last week since December. Hardest hit was the Russell 2000, which fell over 4.0%. Unsettling global economic news had investors… Read More


  • Weekly Economic Update: March 4, 2019

    The Markets (as of market close March 1, 2019)   The momentum stocks which have enjoyed positive returns since the beginning of the year waned some last week as investors took time to consider economic and trade developments. The tech-heavy… Read More


  • Weekly Economic Update: February 25, 2019

    The Markets (as of market close February 22, 2019)   The benchmark indexes listed here posted modest gains last week, led by the small caps of the Russell 2000. With another weekly gain, the Dow has enjoyed its longest streak… Read More


  • Weekly Economic Update: February 19, 2019

    The Markets (as of market close February 15, 2019)   Stocks extended their streak last week, as each of the major benchmark stock indexes posted gains of at least 2.0%. Positive developments in the trade talks between the United States… Read More


  • Weekly Economic Update: February 11, 2019

    The Markets (as of market close February 8, 2019)   Most of the major benchmark equity indexes posted gains for the seventh consecutive week. Only the Global Dow lagged behind. Utilities and information technology shares performed well last week, while… Read More