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Monday, November 18, 2019

In this week’s recap: the Dow crests 28,000; more hints emerge that the U.S. and China could be heading toward a new trade pact; retail sales rise. Weekly Economic Update THE WEEK ON WALL STREET Stock benchmarks were little...

 

Monday, November 11, 2019

In this week’s recap: the Dow and S&P 500 extend their winning streaks, even with conflicting messages emerging about U.S.-China trade negotiations; a gauge of U.S. business activity improves. Weekly Economic Update THE WEEK ON...

 

Monday, November 4, 2019

In this week’s recap: stock indices again set records, the Fed makes its third rate cut of the year, October’s employment report is a nice surprise, and U.S. and Chinese trade negotiators make some progress. Weekly Economic...

 

Monday, October 28, 2019

In this week’s recap: stocks flirt with record highs, China and the U.S. continue negotiations toward a trade deal, and consumer sentiment improves. Weekly Economic Update THE WEEK ON WALL STREET The S&P 500 came within 0.1% of a...

 

Monday, October 21, 2019

In this week’s recap: the S&P 500 and Nasdaq Composite outperform the Dow Industrials, earnings season gets underway, and retail sales retreat for the first time since winter. Weekly Economic Update THE WEEK ON WALL STREET...

 

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Monday, October 14, 2019

In this week’s recap: Stocks pushed higher, the mood changed in the trade saga between U.S. and China, and quarterly earnings reports arrived. Weekly Economic Update THE WEEK ON WALL STREET Stock prices pushed higher last week,...

 

Monday, October 7, 2019

In this week’s recap: an index of manufacturing activity hits a 10-year low, the jobless rate falls to a 50-year low, and the Nasdaq Composite outperforms the S&P 500 and Dow Jones Industrial Average. Weekly Economic Update THE...

 

Monday, September 30, 2019

In this week’s recap: the S&P 500 loses 1% for the week after investors assess mixed economic data and hear that limits might be placed on U.S. investment in Chinese companies. Weekly Economic Update THE WEEK ON WALL STREET...

 

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

In this week’s recap: oil prices spike, following drone attacks in the Middle East; the Federal Reserve cuts interest rates, and a Chinese trade delegation decides to head home early from America. Weekly Economic Update THE WEEK...

 

Monday, September 16, 2019

In this week’s recap: the Dow logs an 8-day winning streak and Treasuries sell off as the mood brightens slightly in the U.S.-China trade dispute; yearly core inflation reaches a 13-month high. Weekly Economic Update THE WEEK ON...

 

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

In this week’s recap: the three Wall Street benchmarks advance as investors respond to newly scheduled U.S.-China trade talks and see a silver lining in the latest employment and manufacturing data. Weekly Economic Update THE...

 

Tuesday, September 3, 2019

In this week’s recap: Wall Street finishes August with a rally, China decides to pause a potential response to oncoming U.S. tariffs, and two consumer confidence indices send different messages. Weekly Economic Update THE WEEK ON...

 

Monday, August 26, 2019

In this week’s recap: China unveils new tariffs, the U.S. responds in kind, Jerome Powell speaks at Jackson Hole, leading economic indicators rise, and stocks fall. Weekly Economic Update THE WEEK ON WALL STREET Traders assumed...

 

Monday, August 19, 2019

In this week’s recap: equities are hit by considerable volatility, following developments in the bond market as well as the U.S.-China trade dispute. Weekly Economic Update THE WEEK ON WALL STREET U.S. stock indices saw...

 

Monday, August 12, 2019

In this week’s recap: China jolts the markets by devaluing the yuan, aggregate second-quarter earnings top analyst projections, and stocks retreat for the week. Weekly Economic Update THE WEEK ON WALL STREET Stocks spent much of...

 

Monday, August 5, 2019

In this week’s recap: stocks fall after a Federal Reserve rate cut, new tariffs are planned for Chinese goods, and payrolls see triple-digit monthly growth. Weekly Economic Update THE WEEK ON WALL STREET Last week, the Federal...

 

Monday, July 29, 2019

In this week’s recap: stocks rise, data shows economic growth slowing from the first quarter, and the stage is set for further U.S.-China trade discussions. Weekly Economic Update THE WEEK ON WALL STREET Last week, investors...

 

Monday, July 22, 2019

In this week’s recap: stocks dip as earnings season begins; investors wait for the July Federal Reserve meeting, while considering retail sales data and comments from Fed officials. Weekly Economic Update THE WEEK ON WALL STREET...

 

Monday, July 15, 2019

In this week’s recap: the S&P 500 and Dow Jones Industrial Average close at historic peaks after bulls consider Capitol Hill testimony from Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell; tame inflation persists. Weekly Economic Update...

 

Monday, July 8, 2019

In this week’s recap: stocks hit record peaks, then descend after the Friday release of the June jobs report; further tariffs are planned for European imports. Weekly Economic Update THE WEEK ON WALL STREET U.S. stock benchmarks...

 

Monday, July 1, 2019

In this week’s recap: a strong month for equities ends with the renewed possibility of a U.S.-China trade pact. Weekly Economic Update THE WEEK ON WALL STREET A month of gains for stocks ended with a weekly retreat. The S&P 500...

 

Monday, June 24, 2019

In this week’s recap: Wall Street maintains its risk-on mood, even as tensions grow between the U.S. and Iran, influenced by a White House tweet and a dovish signal from the Federal Reserve. Weekly Economic Update THE WEEK ON...

 

Monday, June 17, 2019

In this week’s recap: the major Wall Street equity indices see further June gains, oil investors react to tanker attacks, and retail sales improve. Weekly Economic Update THE WEEK ON WALL STREET Stocks advanced for a second...

 

Monday, June 10, 2019

In this week’s recap: the blue chips have their best week of 2019, as investors like what they hear from the head of the Federal Reserve and interpret the latest monthly employment numbers. Weekly Economic Update THE WEEK ON WALL...

 

Monday, June 3, 2019

In this week’s recap: U.S. benchmarks decline as trade issues remain front and center in the Wall Street conversation; major consumer confidence indices are notably high. Weekly Economic Update THE WEEK ON WALL STREET Stocks...

 

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

In this week’s recap: stocks decline as Wall Street adjusts its expectations about the potential duration of the U.S.-China trade dispute, and some retail giants post first-quarter earnings. Weekly Economic Update THE WEEK ON...

 

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

In this week’s recap: tariffs and U.S.-China trade tensions once again become the talk of Wall Street, and U.S. stocks end up lower, week-over-week. Weekly Economic Update THE WEEK ON WALL STREET Stocks fell sharply at the start...

 

Monday, May 13, 2019

In this week’s recap: domestic and international stocks sell off as higher tariffs go into effect for Chinese goods coming to the U.S., while the wave of notable initial public offerings continues. Weekly Economic Update THE WEEK...

 

Monday, May 6, 2019

In this week’s recap: the Federal Reserve stands pat on interest rates, key indicators show strength, and stocks end the week little changed. Weekly Economic Update THE WEEK ON WALL STREET Stocks were up and down last week, and...

 

Monday, April 29, 2019

In this week’s recap: stocks come all the way back from their December lows, Q1 growth surpasses expectations, and earnings take center stage. Weekly Economic Update THE WEEK ON WALL STREET Stocks returned to record territory,...

 

Monday, April 22, 2019

In this week’s recap: stocks move sideways as earnings season gathers momentum, and retail sales jump. Weekly Economic Update THE WEEK ON WALL STREET A short and relatively placid trading week wrapped up Thursday, with the major...

 

Monday, April 15, 2019

In this week’s recap: stocks advance after earnings season gets off to an encouraging start, and consumer prices rise the most in more than a year. Weekly Economic Update THE WEEK ON WALL STREET Stocks broke out of a narrow range...

 

Monday, April 8, 2019

In this week’s recap: stocks rise with help from a reassuring March employment report as well as news of further progress in U.S.-China trade talks. Weekly Economic Update THE WEEK ON WALL STREET Stocks posted their second...

 

Monday, April 1, 2019

In this week’s recap: stocks close out a great quarter, mortgage rates decline, and Wall Street awaits a wave of IPO action. Weekly Economic Update THE WEEK ON WALL STREET Stocks ended last week higher as volatility slowed,...

 

Monday, March 25, 2019

In this week’s recap: the “yield curve” inverts for the first time this decade, the Federal Reserve adjusts its stance on interest rates, and the price of oil climbs.Weekly Economic Update THE WEEK ON WALL STREET...

 

Monday, March 18, 2019

In this week’s recap: the Dow, S&P, and Nasdaq all advance more than 2% in five trading sessions, while investors review tame inflation data and wait for further news in U.S.-China trade negotiations. Weekly Economic Update THE...

 

Monday, March 11, 2019

In this week’s recap: a disappointing jobs report and a downgrade of the 2019 growth forecast for Europe give Wall Street pause. Weekly Economic Update THE WEEK ON WALL STREET As in February, investors spent most of the first...

 

Monday, March 4, 2019

In this week’s recap: stocks end the week little changed after investors interpret commentary from Jerome Powell and hear that higher taxes on Chinese imports are indefinitely postponed. Weekly Economic Update THE WEEK ON WALL...

 

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

In this week’s recap: the Dow extends its win streak, Fed minutes reveal a little uncertainty, and home sales weaken again. Weekly Economic Update THE WEEK ON WALL STREETStocks rallied last week as optimism about a potential U.S...

 

Monday, February 18, 2019

In this week’s recap: solid gains for U.S. equities, a second shutdown avoided, and interesting developments regarding inflation and retail sales. Weekly Economic Update THE WEEK ON WALL STREET Stocks ended a good week on a high...

 

Monday, February 11, 2019

In this week’s recap: minor gains for major stock indices, a March deadline looms for U.S.-China trade talks, and good news about the service industry. Weekly Economic Update THE WEEK ON WALL STREET Major U.S. stock benchmarks...

 

Monday, February 4, 2019

In this week’s recap: a hiring surge, a noteworthy remark from Jerome Powell, a dip for a respected household confidence index, and gains on Wall Street. Weekly Economic Update February BEGINS WITH SOME EXCELLENT ECONOMIC DATA...

 

Monday, January 28, 2019

In this week’s recap: home sales slip, the Fed may be discussing an end date for its balance sheet reduction, leading indicators flash weaker signals, and equities continue to climb. Weekly Economic Update HOME SALES QUICKLY...

 

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

In this week’s recap: consumer sentiment declines, new ideas surface in U.S.-China trade talks, oil advances again, and the major indices post weekly gains. Weekly Economic Update CONSUMER SENTIMENT HITS A 2-YEAR LOW Analysts...

 

Monday, January 14, 2019

In this month’s recap: equity and commodity markets experience major losses, the Fed sends a hawkish message, home sales improve, and the economy maintains its momentum. Monthly Economic Update THE MONTH IN BRIEF December 2018...

 

Monday, January 7, 2019

In this week’s recap: an impressive jobs report, a disappointing factory activity index, a slight recovery for oil, and some tailwinds on Wall Street. Weekly Economic Update 2018 ENDED WITH A HIRING SURGE The latest Department of...

 

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

In this week’s recap: A look back at 2018. Weekly Economic Update Year-End Special Edition: A Look Back at 2018 The close of the year provides an opportunity for investors to step back and consider the wider financial landscape....

 

Monday, December 24, 2018

In this week’s recap: the Fed disappoints the markets, more homes move, consumer spending and sentiment look solid, and oil falls. Weekly Economic Update FED FAILS TO CALM WALL STREET Federal Reserve policymakers voted...

 

Monday, December 17, 2018

In this week’s recap: inflation moderates, oil prices head south, and equities have a tough week. Weekly Economic Update AS FUEL GROWS CHEAPER, INFLATION BECOMES TAMER Last week, the latest Consumer Price Index arrived, showing...

 

Monday, December 10, 2018

Weekly Economic Update HIRING PACE SLOWS In November, U.S. employers added a net 155,000 hires to their payrolls. That compares with a (revised) gain of 237,000 recorded by the federal government for October. The Department of...

 

Monday, December 3, 2018

In this week’s recap: stocks soar, the USMCA is signed, households spend more, and two housing market indicators fall short. Weekly Economic Update COMMENTS FROM JEROME POWELL INSPIRE A RALLY Wall Street liked what it heard from...

 

Monday, November 26, 2018

Weekly Economic Update SUDDENLY, MORE HOMES SELL Existing home sales improved in October for the first time in seven months. The National Association of Realtors announced a 1.4% monthly increase, while also noting that the annualized...

 

Monday, November 19, 2018

In this week’s recap: a bit more inflation pressure, a big fall retail sales gain, another setback for light sweet crude, and a down week on Wall Street. Weekly Economic Update IN OCTOBER, INFLATION JUMPED THE MOST SINCE JANUARY...

 

Monday, November 12, 2018

In this week’s recap: swift service sector expansion, sustained consumer optimism, a surge in wholesale inflation, and gains for equities. Weekly Economic Update SERVICE SECTOR KEEPS BOOMING At a lofty October mark of 60.3, the...

 

Monday, November 5, 2018

In this week’s recap: exceptional jobs data, a rally on Wall Street, high marks for consumer confidence and spending, and a dip for a key factory indicator. Weekly Economic Update HIRING SURGED LAST MONTH The Department of...

 

Monday, October 29, 2018

In this week’s recap: a first-rate Q3 GDP reading, mixed housing indicators, slightly weaker household sentiment, and a significant retreat for equities. Weekly Economic Update FIRST ESTIMATE OF Q3 GDP: 3.5% A 4.0% gain in...

 

Monday, October 22, 2018

In this week’s recap: home sales lag, retail sales barely improve, new Fed minutes discuss staying the course, and major equity indices advance. Weekly Economic Update HOMES MOVE AT THE SLOWEST PACE IN 3 YEARS Existing home sales...

 

Monday, October 15, 2018

In this week’s recap: more downward pressure on equities, retiree incomes get a boost, yearly inflation declines, and consumer sentiment misses expectations. Weekly Economic Update UNCERTAINTY BREEDS SELLING, FOLLOWED BY A RELIEF...

 

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

In this week’s recap: stocks slump as the 10-year Treasury yield spikes, an ISM index hits a historic peak, job creation weakens, and oil extends its winning streak. Weekly Economic Update 10-YEAR TREASURY YIELD HITS A 7-YEAR...

 

Monday, October 1, 2018

In this week’s recap: the Fed hikes, consumers feel optimistic, personal income and new home sales improve, and the major indices have a mixed week. Weekly Economic Update FEDERAL RESERVE MAKES ITS THIRD RATE HIKE OF 2018 The...

 

Monday, September 24, 2018

In this week’s recap: the Dow returns to record territory, home sales flatten, housing starts surge, and the price of oil rises. Weekly Economic Update BLUE CHIPS HIT A 2018 HIGH On Thursday, the Dow Jones Industrial Average saw...

 

Monday, September 17, 2018

In this week’s recap: consumer optimism increases, the retail sales pace slows, inflation pressure weakens, and Wall Street sees wide-ranging gains. Weekly Economic Update CONSUMER SENTIMENT EXCEEDS EXPECTATIONS In its initial...

 

Monday, September 10, 2018

In this week’s recap: wage growth picks up, the factory and service sectors hum with activity, oil retreats, and new tariffs could be imposed on China. Weekly Economic Update LATEST JOBS REPORT CONFIRMS WAGE GROWTH IS...

 

Monday, September 3, 2018

In this week’s recap: the Nasdaq reaches new heights, consumer confidence and spending numbers impress, and a new trade deal could take the place of NAFTA. Weekly Economic Update OPTIMISM REIGNS ON MAIN STREET In August, the...

 

Monday, August 27, 2018

In this week’s recap: a milestone for the current bull market, new record highs for two equities benchmarks, a dip in home sales, and a win for oil. Weekly Economic Update BULL MARKET MAKES HISTORY At the close on August 22, the...

 

Monday, August 20, 2018

In this week’s recap: households buy more but feel less upbeat about the near future, the Dow rises, and home builders start more projects. Weekly Economic Update MID-SUMMER MEANT BUYING FOR CONSUMERS According to new Census...

 

Monday, August 13, 2018

In this week’s recap: core inflation reaches a 10-year peak, oil’s losing streak continues, earnings impress, and Wall Street indices have a mixed week.1 Weekly Economic Update INFLATION AT 2.9%, CORE INFLATION AT 2.4%...

 

Monday, August 6, 2018

In this week’s recap: stocks continue their win streak despite a mediocre jobs report and dips for the ISM indices; household spending and confidence rise. Weekly Economic Update ECONOMY ADDS 157,000 NET NEW JOBS Employers...

 

Monday, July 30, 2018

In this week’s recap: an impressive Q2 GDP reading, a consumer sentiment dip, a falloff in home buying, and the end of a long stock market correction. Weekly Economic Update First estimate of Q2 GDP: 4.1% Not since the third...

 

Monday, July 23, 2018

In this week’s recap: retail sales impress again, groundbreaking suddenly tails off, stocks tread water, and more tariffs might be in store for China. Weekly Economic Update ANOTHER GOOD MONTH FOR RETAIL SALES Americans are...

 

Monday, July 16, 2018

In this week’s recap: inflation pressure mounts, a household sentiment index dips, gold settles lower, and stocks rally as a new earnings season begins. Weekly Economic Update INFLATION NEARS 3% The federal government’s...

 

Monday, July 9, 2018

In this week’s recap: impressive hiring, healthy service and factory sectors, the Fed’s view of the present and near future, and gains for equities. Weekly Economic Update ANOTHER STRONG MONTH FOR THE LABOR MARKET Employers...