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    Weekly Economic Updates

  • Weekly Economic Update: September 13, 2021

    The Markets (as of market close September 10, 2021) Stocks retreated last week, with each of the benchmark indexes falling at least 1.3%. The Russell 2000 and the Dow dropped the furthest, declining 2.8% and 2.2%, respectively. Investors contended with… Read More


  • Weekly Economic Update: September 7, 2021

    The Markets (as of market close September 3, 2021) Wall Street closed the week generally higher, with only the Dow dipping. Investors have the Labor Day weekend to weigh the effects of the somewhat lackluster jobs report for August. Last… Read More


  • Weekly Economic Update: August 30, 2021

    The Markets (as of market close August 27, 2021) The S&P 500 and the Nasdaq recorded multiple record highs last week. Each of the major benchmark stock indexes posted solid gains, led by the small caps of the Russell 2000,… Read More


  • Weekly Economic Update: August 23, 2021

    The Markets (as of market close August 20, 2021) Stocks closed the week lower over concerns about the pace of global economic growth. China, the world’s second-largest economy, saw retail sales and industrial production slow as that country tries to… Read More


  • Weekly Economic Update: August 16, 2021

    The Markets (as of market close August 13, 2021) Stocks closed mostly higher last week, with only the Nasdaq unable to end in the black. The Dow and the S&P 500 each closed the week at record highs, buoyed by… Read More


  • Weekly Economic Update: August 9, 2021

    The Markets (as of market close August 6, 2021) Stocks closed last week generally higher on the heels of a solid jobs report, which may have quelled worries that economic growth was slowing. Nevertheless, equity returns were volatile for much… Read More


  • Weekly Economic Update: August 2, 2021

    The Markets (as of market close July 30, 2021) Equities retreated last week despite strong corporate earnings data. European and Asian stocks slid following China’s regulatory crackdown aimed at large tech companies. Although corporate earnings generally have been solid, last… Read More


  • Weekly Economic Update: July 26, 2021

    The Markets (as of market close July 23, 2021) Last week proved to be a choppy one for stocks. The week began with stocks trending lower on news of a spike in the number of coronavirus cases. However, strong corporate… Read More


  • Weekly Economic Update: July 19, 2021

    The Markets (as of market close July 16, 2021) Stocks suffered their worst week in quite some time, as each of the major indexes ended the week lower. Last week was the start of the second-quarter corporate earnings reporting period…. Read More


  • Weekly Economic Update: July 12, 2021

    The Markets (as of market close July 9, 2021) Stocks closed the week with mixed returns. The Nasdaq, the Dow, and the S&P 500 closed out the week ahead, while the Global Dow and the Russell 2000 lost value. Treasury… Read More