Weekly Economic Updates

  • Weekly Economic Update: January 13, 2020

    The Markets (as of market close January 10, 2020)   Last Friday’s jobs report was a mixed bag of information. While 145,000 new jobs were added and the unemployment rate remained at 3.5%, wage growth was tepid in December to… Read More


  • Weekly Economic Update: January 6, 2020

    The Markets (as of market close January 3, 2020)   A strong start last week was wiped out by rising tensions in the Middle East. Only the Nasdaq was able to close slightly higher last week as the other benchmark… Read More


  • Weekly Economic Update: December 30, 2019

    The Markets (as of market close December 27, 2019)   The holiday spirit, coupled with renewed optimism on the trade front, helped propel stocks higher last week. The tech-heavy Nasdaq outperformed the other benchmark indexes, crossing the 9000 plateau for… Read More


  • Weekly Economic Update: December 23, 2019

    The Markets (as of market close December 20, 2019)   Stocks continued to surge last week, reaching new record highs ahead of the Christmas holiday. The S&P 500 recorded its largest weekly percentage gain in several months. Both the Dow… Read More


  • Weekly Economic Update: December 16, 2019

    The Markets (as of market close December 13, 2019)   Positive developments finally arrived in the ongoing trade war between the United States and China. Last Friday, the United States announced phase one of a trade deal with China. The… Read More


  • Weekly Economic Update: December 9, 2019

    The Markets (as of market close December 6, 2019)   Market performance was uneven last week, culminating in some of the benchmark indexes closing in the black while a few lost value by week’s end. A strong jobs report and… Read More


  • Weekly Economic Update: December 2, 2019

    The Markets (as of market close November 29, 2019)   The holiday-shortened week was a good one for investors as they were encouraged by the growing likelihood of “phase one” in the resolution of the trade war between China and… Read More


  • Weekly Economic Update: November 25, 2019

    The Markets (as of market close November 22, 2019)   The market’s run of weekly gains ended last week as each of the major benchmark indexes lost value. Once again, trade concerns may have prompted investors to pull back from… Read More


  • Weekly Economic Update: November 18, 2019

    The Markets (as of market close November 15, 2019)   The large caps of the Dow and S&P 500 surged last week. The Dow reached 28000 for the first time in its history while the S&P 500 posted solid gains… Read More


  • Weekly Economic Update: November 11, 2019

    The Markets (as of market close November 8, 2019)   The Dow hit a new record high last week, and the major benchmark indexes posted solid gains as investors received encouraging news on the trade front. Both the United States… Read More