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 Newsletter 03/30/2015

Global equity markets moved lower this past week on weak economic data and concerns of a slowing global economy. The significant economic data point of note from the US last week was the drop in durable goods orders last month as reported by the US … [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...]

Weekly Market & Economic Update 3/16/2015

Global stocks markets moved lower this past week as the US Dollar continues to climb versus global currencies. The strength in the US dollar is becoming a headwind and is now showing up in corporate earnings reports. The US dollar began what has now … [Read more...]

Weekly Market & Economic Update 3/9/15

Global markets hit a rough patch across the board this past week driven mainly by weak economic data points and growing concern over the beginning of rising interest rates in the US. Here in the US, the ISM Manufacturing Index for February came in … [Read more...]