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Latest Market Volatility Affects Stocks

Prices on U.S. goods and services have generally been rising at roughly the pace investors expected, according to the latest...

Unemployment Rate Hits 48-Year-Low to Start Fourth Quarter

Domestic economic data was mixed last week. The biggest headline was that the U.S. added 134,000 new jobs in September—significantly...

Fed Raises Rates as Third Quarter Comes to a Close

The Fed, as expected, raised a key short-term interest rate last week as the U.S. economy exhibited a mix of...

Investors Shrug Off Trade Concerns and Push Stocks Higher

Weekly initial jobless claims came in much lower than expected last week, while the Philadelphia Fed manufacturing index significantly exceeded...

Investors Cheer Strong Consumers, Moderate Inflation

Optimistic consumers and lower-than-expected inflation characterized much of the economic news in the U.S. last week. The University of Michigan...

Strong Economy and Jobs Market As September Begins

It was another week of solid economic data in the U.S., including:

U.S. Economic Strength Helps Domestic Equities Outperform

Key inflation data for the month of July was released last week. Core inflation (as measured by the consumer price...

U.S. Economy Stays Strong as the Fed Holds Steady

The Federal Reserve Board last week left a key short-term interest rate unchanged, as expected. But the Fed also explicitly...

Stocks Buoyed by Strong Earnings, Easing of Trade War Tensions

A big week, economically, as GDP for the second quarter of 2018 was released. The economy during the quarter grew...

Stock Market Cyclicals Show Strength

A mixed bag of economic news last week saw, on the plus side, U.S. industrial production and the Philly Fed...

Global Stock Markets Perk Up as Investors Consider

There was plenty of new economic data for investors to parse last week. Some of it, such as core CPI...

Stocks Up, Volatility Down as Q3 Begins

Economic news during the holiday-shortened week was mostly positive: We saw better-than-expected results from the Institute for Supply Management’s manufacturing...

Economic Signals are Strong as Quarter Ends

The second quarter of 2018 ended with economic signals both strong—new home sales in May were well ahead of forecasted...

Defensive Sectors Outperform as Quarter End Nears

A mixed week for the global economy saw U.S. housing starts beat expectations but existing home sales and building permits...

Central Banks Weigh In on Global Economy

All eyes were on global central banks and their monetary policy decisions last week. In the U.S., the Federal Reserve...

Global Stocks Keep On Keeping On

A mixed week for the U.S. economy. On the plus side:   +  The ISM non-manufacturing index (which measures business...

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