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    Weekly Economic Updates

  • Weekly Economic Update: January 30, 2023

    The Markets (as of market close January 27, 2022) Wall Street ended last week higher on favorable inflation, economic, and corporate earnings data. Traders now must await the Federal Reserve’s meeting this week to see whether the Fed will soften… Read More


  • Weekly Economic Update: January 23, 2023

    The Markets (as of market close January 20, 2022) Last week saw stocks slide lower, despite a rally last Friday. Only the tech-heavy Nasdaq was able to post a gain among the major benchmark indexes. Throughout the week, traders had… Read More


  • Weekly Economic Update: January 17, 2023

    The Markets (as of market close January 13, 2022) Stocks advanced for the second week in a row to kick off 2023. Traders were encouraged by inflation data that showed prices slid lower in December. The interest-rate-sensitive Nasdaq posted gains… Read More


  • Weekly Economic Update: January 9, 2023

    The Markets (as of market close January 6, 2022) Last Friday’s rally helped drive stocks higher to end the first full week of January. Traders apparently saw a deceleration in November and December average hourly earnings (see jobs report below)… Read More


  • Weekly Economic Update: January 3, 2023

    The Markets (as of market close December 30, 2022) A late-week surge in dip buying wasn’t enough to save stocks from closing the last week of 2022 in the red. Only the Russell 2000 and the Global Dow managed to… Read More


  • Weekly Economic Update: December 27, 2022

    The Markets (as of market close December 23, 2022) Stocks ended a turbulent week generally lower as traders digested the latest inflation data and the Federal Reserve’s possible response. Of the major benchmark indexes, only the Dow and the Global… Read More


  • Weekly Economic Update: December 19, 2022

    The Markets (as of market close December 16, 2022) Wall Street saw stocks end last week lower as traders worried that the Federal Reserve’s push to slow rising inflation may lead the economy into a recession. Early in the week,… Read More


  • Weekly Economic Update: December 12, 2022

    The Markets (as of market close December 9, 2022) Stocks couldn’t maintain momentum from the previous two weeks, ultimately closing last week in the red. The small caps of the Russell 2000 gave back over 5.0%, while the Nasdaq dropped… Read More


  • Weekly Economic Update: December 5, 2022

    The Markets (as of market close December 2, 2022) Wall Street extended its rally for the second consecutive week all major stock market benchmark indexes posted gains. As is most often the case lately, the market experienced plenty of volatility… Read More


  • Weekly Economic Update: November 28, 2022

    The Markets (as of market close November 25, 2022) Wall Street ended the Thanksgiving week ahead of where it began, as the major benchmark stock indexes posted solid gains during a week of light trading. The Global Dow led the… Read More