Weekly Economic Updates

  • 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


  • Weekly Economic Update: April 9, 2018

    Weekly Economic Update April 9, 2018 The Markets (as of market close April 6, 2018)   In reaction to the news on new tariffs being levied on China, stocks fell last week, stripping away the previous week’s gains. Last week,… Read More


  • Weekly Economic Update: April 2, 2018

    Weekly Economic Update April 2, 2018 The Markets (as of market close March 29, 2018)    All major stock indexes posted weekly gains last week, as stocks recovered from the prior week’s steep losses. The S&P 500 and Dow posted… Read More


  • Weekly Economic Update: March 26, 2018

    Weekly Economic Update March 26, 2018 The Markets (as of market close March 23, 2018)   Volatility is the catchword when describing the market lately. According to forward looking reports, we can expect continued price fluctuation in the S&P 500… Read More


  • Weekly Economic Update: March 19, 2018

    Weekly Economic Update March 19, 2018 The Markets (as of market close March 16, 2018)   Market volatility has been fueled, at least in the short term, by investor concerns of accelerating inflation. Last week’s Consumer Price Index, retail sales,… Read More


  • Weekly Economic Update: March 12, 2018

    Weekly Economic Update March 12, 2018 The Markets (as of market close March 9, 2018)   Last week’s jobs report appears to have quelled investor fears, at least for the time being.  The Major indexes posted impressive weekly gains, led… Read More


  • Weekly Economic Update: March 5, 2018

    Weekly Economic Update March 5, 2018 The Markets (as of market close March 2, 2018)   Trade wars: That was the ominous phrase that spooked many investors toward week’s end, as the federal government announced plans to implement a tariff… Read More


  • Weekly Economic Update: February 26, 2018

    Weekly Economic Update February 26, 2018 The Markets (as of market close February 23, 2018)   For the second week in a row, stocks closed the week ahead. Major benchmark indexes ended the holiday-shortened week with marginal gains, led by… Read More


  • Weekly Economic Update: February 20, 2018

    Weekly Economic Update February 20, 2018 The Markets (as of market close February 16, 2018)   Stocks rebounded last week following a tumultuous few weeks of significant losses. Led by the Nasdaq, each of the benchmark indexes listed here posted… Read More


  • Weekly Economic Update: February 12, 2018

    Weekly Economic Update February 12, 2018 The Markets (as of market close February 9, 2018)   Volatility has returned to the global equity markets and has triggered a continued selloff over the past week few weeks. The Dow Jones Industrial… Read More