Weekly Economic Updates

  • Weekly Economic Update: October 14, 2019

    The Markets (as of market close October 11, 2019)   Last week, the United States and China had reached a “substantial, phase-one” agreement to resolve the trade war between the economic giants. Essentially, the United States agreed to hold off… Read More


  • Weekly Economic Update: October 7, 2019

    The Markets (as of market close October 4, 2019)   Stocks and long-term bond yields fell again last week as fears of an economic slowdown, both here and abroad, worried investors. Despite a solid labor report, unfavorable reports from domestic… Read More


  • Weekly Economic Update: September 30, 2019

    The Markets (as of market close September 27, 2019)   The benchmark indexes lost value for the second consecutive week, with the S&P 500, the Dow, and the Nasdaq sinking to levels not seen since August. Investors were hit with… Read More


  • Weekly Economic Update: September 23, 2019

    The Markets (as of market close September 20, 2019)   Following three consecutive weekly gains, stocks closed down last week. Despite another drop in interest rates, news that a Chinese delegation involved in trade negotiations would be returning home earlier… Read More


  • Weekly Economic Update: September 16, 2019

    The Markets (as of market close September 13, 2019)   Stocks continue to rebound from their August declines, posting gains for the third week in a row. Each of the benchmark indexes increased in value, led by the small caps… Read More


  • Weekly Economic Update: September 9, 2019

    The Markets (as of market close September 6, 2019)   Stocks climbed last week following positive rhetoric from high-ranking Chinese officials who plan to meet for another round of trade discussions in Washington next month. This is welcome news for… Read More


  • Weekly Economic Update: September 3, 2019

    The Markets (as of market close August 30, 2019)   Stocks rebounded last week after China’s Ministry of Commerce indicated that China had no immediate intention to respond to the U.S.’s latest threat of an additional round of tariff increases… Read More


  • Weekly Economic Update: August 26, 2019

    The Markets (as of market close August 23, 2019)   Stock gains enjoyed earlier last week were lost by week’s end on ramped-up trade rhetoric from the United States. Stocks surged earlier in the week on favorable earnings reports from… Read More


  • Weekly Economic Update: August 19, 2019

    The Markets (as of market close August 16, 2019)   Volatility is the best term to describe stocks last week. Despite a Friday surge, stocks fell for the third consecutive week. Wednesday proved to be the most tumultuous day, as… Read More


  • Weekly Economic Update: August 12, 2019

    The Markets (as of market close August 9, 2019)   Fearful that the ongoing trade war between the United States and China could slow economic growth at home and abroad, investors have pulled money from stocks and adopted a “wait-and-see”… Read More