Weekly Economic Updates

  • Weekly Economic Update: August 14, 2017

    Weekly Economic Update August 14, 2017 The Markets (as of market close August 11, 2017) Investors may have been disturbed by the rising tensions between the United States and North Korea last week, resulting in a shift from stocks to long-term… Read More


  • Weekly Economic Update: August 7, 2017

    Weekly Economic Update August 7, 2017 The Markets (as of market close August 4, 2017)   Last week ended with a mixed bag of stock market performances. The Dow, influenced by a favorable jobs report and strong corporate quarterly earnings, surged… Read More


  • Weekly Economic Update: July 31, 2017

    Weekly Economic Update July 31, 2017 The Markets (as of market close July 28, 2017)   Stock indexes were mixed, despite a rise in energy stocks following Saudi Arabia’s promise to cut back oil production. Technology shares fell, which hampered both… Read More


  • Weekly Economic Update: July 24, 2017

    Weekly Economic Update July 24, 2017 The Markets (as of market close July 21, 2017)   Favorable corporate earnings reports helped boost the stock market last week.  Low inflation may be influencing investors to move away from Treasuries, as yields fell… Read More


  • Weekly Economic Update: July 17, 2017

    Weekly Economic Update July 17, 2017 The Markets (as of market close July 14, 2017) With consumer prices holding steady, inflation appears to be stagnant, which bodes well for the Fed holding interest rates at their current level. This may have… Read More


  • Weekly Economic Update: July 10, 2017

    Weekly Economic Update July 10, 2017 The Markets (as of market close July, 7, 2017) Stocks ended last week higher, despite falling energy shares. The Dow and S&P 500 rose last Friday on the heels of June’s strong labor report. Of the other… Read More


  • Weekly Economic Update for July 3, 2017

    Weekly Economic Update July 3, 2017 The Markets (as of market close June 30, 2017) Last week was not a positive one for equity investors. In a week of heavy trading, the Dow and S&P 500 each lost value and the… Read More


  • Weekly Economic Update June 26, 2017

    Weekly Economic Update June 26, 2017 The Markets (as of market close June 23, 2017) A drop in energy shares is keeping the large cap indexes of the S&P 500 and Dow in check, although both benchmarks posted moderate weekly gains…. Read More


  • The Markets (as of market close June 16, 2017)

    Weekly Economic Update June 19, 2017 The Markets (as of market close June 16, 2017) The Fed raised interest rates based on what it perceived as favorable labor and economic reports, inflation is definitely receding and the housing market has stalled…. Read More


  • The Markets (as of market close June 9, 2017)

    Weekly Economic Update June 12, 2017 The Markets (as of market close June 9, 2017) The major indexes produced mixed results last week. The large-cap Dow gained a little, while the small-cap Russell 2000 jumped over 1.0% by last week’s… Read More