Weekly Economic Updates

  • Weekly Economic Update: June 18, 2018

    The Markets (as of market close June 15, 2018)   Market gains achieved earlier in the week were given back by last Friday as investors appeared to react to China’s retaliatory tariffs on American exports. The deteriorating relationship between the United States… Read More


  • Weekly Economic Update: June 11, 2018

    The Markets (as of market close June 8, 2018)   As the Group of Seven (G7) summit kicked off last Friday, and speculation of tensions mounting between the United States and its trade partners, stocks closed the week on a… Read More


  • Weekly Economic Update: June 4, 2018

    The Markets (as of market close June 1, 2018)   Last Friday’s strong jobs report provided the impetus for a strong finish to the week, as the indexes were able to recoup some of their early week losses. The small-cap Russell… Read More


  • Weekly Economic Update: May 29, 2018

    The Markets (as of market close May 25, 2018)   Domestic indexes rose last week despite sinking energy stocks and geopolitical uncertainties. Oil prices plunged, pulling energy shares down following indications that OPEC was planning to increase production. The United… Read More


  • Weekly Economic Update: May 21, 2018

    The Markets (as of market close May 18, 2018)   Small and mid caps outperformed large caps during moderate trading last week. The small cap Russell 2000 was the only index posting notable weekly gains and edged closer to the… Read More


  • Weekly Economic Update: May 14, 2018

    The Markets (as of market close May 11, 2018)   Boosted by higher oil shares and rebounding tech stocks, the major benchmark indexes advanced markedly for the first time in several weeks. Gains were enough to push each of the indexes… Read More


  • Weekly Economic Update: May 7, 2018

    The Markets (as of market close May 4, 2018)   Despite a closing rally last Friday, large caps closed the week down from the prior week. The tech-heavy Nasdaq and the small caps of the Russell 2000 fared better with… Read More


  • Weekly Economic Update: April 30, 2018

    The Markets (as of market close April 27, 2018)   An avalanche of corporate earnings reports impacted the market last week. There were some lackluster corporate earnings statements to prompt investors to exercise caution, resulting in a relatively flat week… Read More


  • Weekly Economic Update: April 23, 2018

    The Markets (as of market close April 20, 2018)   Favorable first-quarter earnings reports helped push stocks higher for the second consecutive week. Led by the small caps of the Russell 2000, each of the major benchmark indexes posted gains by… Read More


  • Weekly Economic Update: April 16, 2018

    The Markets (as of market close April 13, 2018)   Surging energy stocks led a market rebound last week as each of the major benchmark indexes posted gains. Although stocks closed higher by week’s end, volatility continued to be the… Read More