Weekly Economic Update

Weekly Economic Update 10/14/2019

October 14, 2019

The Week On Wall Street Stock prices pushed higher last week, as investors remained hyper-focused on any new developments with the U.S. trade negotiations with China. The Dow Jones Industrial Average picked up 0.91%, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 rose 0.62%. The Nasdaq Composite…

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Weekly Economic Update 10/07/2019

October 7, 2019

The Week On Wall Street The fourth quarter started with a mixed week for equities. A slip for an index of U.S. manufacturing activity proved to be a market mover, more so than the latest jobs report. The Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 0.92% for…

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Weekly Economic Update 09/30/2019

September 30, 2019

The Week On Wall Street Stocks retreated last week. Traders worried that the formal impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump might distract White House officials from their pursuit of a trade deal with China and shift the focus of Congress away from consideration of the…

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Weekly Economic Update 09/23/2019

September 23, 2019

The Week On Wall Street Investors reacted to two major news items last week, one far more of a surprise than the other. The Federal…

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Weekly Economic Update 09/09/2019

September 16, 2019

The Week On Wall Street Stocks edged toward all-time peaks during a relatively calm week marked by easing trade tensions. Friday marked the eighth straight…

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Weekly Economic Update 09/09/2019

September 9, 2019

The Week On Wall Street Stocks rose last week, with help from two developments: the announcement of further U.S.-China trade talks as well as August hiring and manufacturing numbers that seemed to bolster the argument for a rate cut by the Federal Reserve. The broad…

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Weekly Economic Update 09/03/2019

September 3, 2019

The Week On Wall Street Fears of an impasse in the U.S.-China trade dispute lessened last week. While additional U.S. tariffs on Chinese imports were scheduled to take effect on September 1, China’s government communicated that it would refrain from taking retaliatory measures for the…

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Weekly Economic Update 08/26/2019

August 26, 2019

The Week On Wall Street Traders assumed that the week’s biggest news event would be Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell’s speech at the annual Jackson Hole banking conference. Instead, China seized the headlines by announcing new tariffs on U.S. goods. Domestic stocks ended up lower…

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