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    Weekly Economic Updates

  • Weekly Economic Update: November 29, 2021

    The Markets (as of market close November 26, 2021) Thanksgiving week proved to be a tumultuous one for investors. All major benchmark indexes ended the week in the red following news of a new COVID variant in South Africa. In response,… Read More


  • Weekly Economic Update: November 22, 2021

    The Markets (as of market close November 19, 2021) Stocks closed last week mixed, with the Nasdaq and the S&P 500 posting gains, while the Russell 2000, the Global Dow, and the Dow fell. Another round of strong corporate earnings… Read More


  • Weekly Economic Update: November 15, 2021

    The Markets (as of market close November 12, 2021) Although equities closed last week on a high note, it wasn’t enough to recover from mid-week losses. All the major benchmark indexes lost ground, with the Russell 2000 falling over 1.0%… Read More


  • Weekly Economic Update: November 8, 2021

    The Markets (as of market close November 5, 2021) The first week of November saw stocks climb higher on the strength of favorable corporate earnings data, strong job growth, a dovish policy statement from the Federal Reserve, and favorable news… Read More


  • Weekly Economic Update: November 1, 2021

    The Markets (as of market close October 29, 2021) Solid corporate earnings data last week supported a strong week for equities. Investors’ concerns that rising inflation, supply-chain snarls, labor shortages, and a surge in COVID-19 cases would hinder corporate earnings… Read More


  • Weekly Economic Update: October 25, 2021

    The Markets (as of market close October 22, 2021) The major benchmark indexes advanced last week, led by the S&P 500, which rose 1.6%. Corporate earnings data for the third quarter has gotten off to a solid start to help… Read More


  • Weekly Economic Update: October 18, 2021

    The Markets (as of market close October 15, 2021) Despite a shaky start, Wall Street enjoyed a strong week of gains. A favorable start to corporate earnings season helped lift equities higher. The benchmark indexes all posted solid weekly gains,… Read More


  • Weekly Economic Update: October 11, 2021

    The Markets (as of market close October 8, 2021) Stocks closed last week generally higher, despite a weak jobs report. A Congressional deal to extend the debt ceiling until early December helped drive stocks higher during the middle of the… Read More


  • Weekly Economic Update: October 4, 2021

    The Markets (as of market close October 1, 2021) A rally last Friday helped drive stocks generally higher last week. The Dow, the Russell 2000, and the Global Dow were able to post gains, while the Nasdaq and the S&P… Read More


  • Weekly Economic Update: September 27, 2021

    The Markets (as of market close September 24, 2021) Investors rode a bumpy ride, opening last week lower only to rebound later but not enough to avoid a third consecutive weekly dip. Only the Nasdaq was able to avoid closing… Read More