About Katy Chase

Katy Chase, MBA, contributes her own perspective to the team. With previous training in Marketing and French, her perspective offers a mixture of macroeconomic, cultural, and client-focused experiences. In addition, Katy is a baker (with a specialty in chocolate), athlete, perpetual student/learner, volunteer, blogger, Nittany Lion, daughter, grand-daughter, sister, and wife.

Weekly Economic & Market Update 12/21/2015

Week in review Global equity markets climbed early in the week on rumor (taken as a given) that the US Federal Reserve (FED) would raise its benchmark interest rates. The FED has telegraphed its intentions to increase rates in hopes to ease the … [Read more...]

Weekly Economic & Market Update 6/8/2015

Global stocks moved lower this past week on a large amount of economic data releases. As has been the case for the last few years, economic data points continue to be a focal point for investors. The data points themselves are not so much the focal … [Read more...]

Weekly Economic & Market Update 6/1/2015

Global stocks moved lower last week. Although the trading week was shortened by the Memorial Day holiday, there was a large amount of meaningful economic data point releases from around the globe. Here in the US, Durable Goods orders ex-Transports … [Read more...]

Weekly Economic & Market Update 5/26/2015

Week in review Global stocks moved up through this past week and moved sharply higher on Wednesday with the release of the Federal Reserve’s Open Market Committee’s (FOMC) minutes release. The highlights from the FOMC minutes that led the market … [Read more...]

Weekly Economic & Market Update 5/18/2015

Global stocks moved higher this past week on mixed economic data. One of the more notable points from last week was the Chinese effort to restructure some of its local government debt as well as its efforts to stimulate Chinese banks to lend more. … [Read more...]

Weekly Economic & Market Update 5/11/2015

Global stocks ended this past week modestly on more bad news is good news. Early last week the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) released the US Balance of Trade numbers for March that came in at -$51.37 billion. This number in itself was not … [Read more...]

Weekly Economic & Market Update 5/4/2015

Global stocks drifted lower this past week on mixed economic data that tilted toward the negative side. Here in the US, both the Richmond and Dallas Federal Reserve Bank’s Manufacturing Indexes dropped for the month of April. Coupled with tepid homes … [Read more...]

Weekly Economic & Market Update 4/20/15

Global stocks sagged this past week led by weak economic news from China, the US and the resurgence of concern over Greece. Early in the week China reported a drop in exports month over month for March of -15% and a drop in imports of -12.7%. Since … [Read more...]

Weekly Market & Economic Update 4/13/2015

Global stock markets moved up on the week with the return of what has been the theme of the last few years of ‘bad news is good news.’ Last week, although slow on economic data releases, offered some negative economic data points. As has been the … [Read more...]

Weekly Market & Economic Update 3/23/2015

Global stocks moved higher this past week because of one word being absent in the US Federal Reserve’s (FED) Federal Open Market Committee statement. The word that was missing was patient. For the last year or so the FED statements have claimed that … [Read more...]