Monthly Economic Update April 2019

Sign up below to get updates sent to your inbox! THE MONTH IN BRIEF The Federal Reserve altered its outlook on interest rates in March, and the stock and bond markets certainly took notice. Both the Fed and the European Central Bank communicated that they saw economic...
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Monthly Economic Update March 2019

THE MONTH IN BRIEF You could say that Wall Street breathed a collective sigh of relief in February. Investors were encouraged by new developments in U.S.-China trade negotiations and by the minutes from the Federal Reserve’s most recent policy meeting. On Main Street,...
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Monthly Economic Update February 2019

Sign up below to get updates sent to your inbox! THE MONTH IN BRIEF During a month marked by political impasses in the United States and United Kingdom, equities performed well around most of the world. On Wall Street, the S&P 500 advanced 7.87% in January, with a...
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Monthly Economic Update: January 2019

THE MONTH IN BRIEF December 2018 will be remembered for its volatility and its challenges. The S&P 500 flirted with bear market territory, dropping 10.16% for the month. Appetite for risk declined here and abroad in the face of tariffs, concerns about the Federal...
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Monthly Economic Update: December 2018

THE MONTH IN BRIEF For most of November, the stock market was plagued by the same skepticism evident in October: the sense that corporate profits were declining and economic growth was slowing. Then Federal Reserve chairman Jerome Powell threw investors a line: he...
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2018 Holiday Wrap Up

A look back at 2018 thus far: The year in brief. Last December, market prognosticators polled by Barron’s forecast a 7% advance for the S&P 500 in 2018. That prediction may come true. By early November, the S&P was up only about 5% for the year. Wall Street...
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