Weekly Economic Update

Weekly Economic Update 01/13/2020

January 13, 2020

The Week On Wall Street The market had a choppy five days, with traders reacting to geopolitical developments and weaker-than-expected jobs data. Even so, the three major U.S. equity indices posted weekly gains and continued their strong start to the new year. During Friday’s trading…

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Weekly Economic Update 01/06/2020

January 6, 2020

The Week On Wall Street Stocks descended from record highs Friday, as traders reacted to a U.S. drone strike that killed Iran’s top military officer. Oil prices rose more than 3% following the breaking news.1 Wall Street benchmarks ended up having a sideways week, shortened…

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Weekly Economic Update 12/30/2019

December 30, 2019

What Drove The Markets? Four factors influenced investment performance in 2019: a shift in U.S. monetary policy, the ongoing trade dispute between the U.S. and China, earnings, and the economy.  Stocks reached record highs in 2019. The S&P 500 climbed above 3,000 for the first…

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Weekly Economic Update 12/16/2019

December 16, 2019

The Week On Wall Street The U.S. and China announced a limited trade agreement last week. That news lifted U.S. and foreign stocks, leading to…

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Weekly Economic Update 12/09/2019

December 9, 2019

The Week On Wall Street Key Wall Street benchmarks were up and down last week – or rather down and then up. A Tuesday retreat…

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Weekly Economic Update 12/02/2019

December 2, 2019

The Week On Wall Street As November wrapped up, U.S. equity benchmarks advanced. Stocks were again aided by a sense of optimism that a preliminary U.S.-China trade deal could be near. For the week, the Nasdaq Composite added 1.87%; the S&P 500, 1.21%; the Dow…

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Weekly Economic Update 11/25/2019

November 25, 2019

The Week On Wall Street Stocks declined last week as mixed signals emerged about the progress of U.S.-China trade negotiations. The three major Wall Street benchmarks all took weekly losses. The Dow Jones Industrial Average declined 0.46%; the S&P 500, 0.33%; the Nasdaq Composite, 0.25%.…

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Weekly Economic Update 11/18/2019

November 18, 2019

The Week On Wall Street Stock benchmarks were little changed for much of last week, but a rally occurred Friday after news broke that the U.S. and China could be closing in on the first phase of a new trade pact. At Friday’s close, the…

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