Yearly Archives: 2024

  • Last Week’s Markets in Review: Current Prices, Inflation and Monetary Policy

    The Commerce Department reported on durable goods orders for January. The report showed that orders for long-lasting manufactured goods fell by the most (6.1%) in nearly four years amid a sharp drop in commercial aircraft. These These results may suggest the economy lost some momentum at the start of the year. Also, on Tuesday, markets digested the latest reading for consumer confidence. The Conference Board reported that its consumer confidence index for February slipped to 106.7 from 110.9 in January. ... Read More

  • Last Week’s Markets in Review: Earthquakes, Eclipses, and… Jobs

    The Commerce Department reported on durable goods orders for January. The report showed that orders for long-lasting manufactured goods fell by the most (6.1%) in nearly four years amid a sharp drop in commercial aircraft. These These results may suggest the economy lost some momentum at the start of the year. Also, on Tuesday, markets digested the latest reading for consumer confidence. The Conference Board reported that its consumer confidence index for February slipped to 106.7 from 110.9 in January. ... Read More

  • Last Week’s Markets in Review: Strong Consumer Data Contributes to the Equity Rally

    The Commerce Department reported on durable goods orders for January. The report showed that orders for long-lasting manufactured goods fell by the most (6.1%) in nearly four years amid a sharp drop in commercial aircraft. These These results may suggest the economy lost some momentum at the start of the year. Also, on Tuesday, markets digested the latest reading for consumer confidence. The Conference Board reported that its consumer confidence index for February slipped to 106.7 from 110.9 in January. ... Read More

  • Last Week’s Markets in Review: March Madness All Over Again

    The Commerce Department reported on durable goods orders for January. The report showed that orders for long-lasting manufactured goods fell by the most (6.1%) in nearly four years amid a sharp drop in commercial aircraft. These These results may suggest the economy lost some momentum at the start of the year. Also, on Tuesday, markets digested the latest reading for consumer confidence. The Conference Board reported that its consumer confidence index for February slipped to 106.7 from 110.9 in January. ... Read More

  • Last Week’s Markets in Review: Hotter Inflation May Delay First Rate Cut

    The Commerce Department reported on durable goods orders for January. The report showed that orders for long-lasting manufactured goods fell by the most (6.1%) in nearly four years amid a sharp drop in commercial aircraft. These These results may suggest the economy lost some momentum at the start of the year. Also, on Tuesday, markets digested the latest reading for consumer confidence. The Conference Board reported that its consumer confidence index for February slipped to 106.7 from 110.9 in January. ... Read More

  • Last Week’s Markets in Review: Elections and the Markets

    The Commerce Department reported on durable goods orders for January. The report showed that orders for long-lasting manufactured goods fell by the most (6.1%) in nearly four years amid a sharp drop in commercial aircraft. These These results may suggest the economy lost some momentum at the start of the year. Also, on Tuesday, markets digested the latest reading for consumer confidence. The Conference Board reported that its consumer confidence index for February slipped to 106.7 from 110.9 in January. ... Read More

  • Last Week’s Markets in Review: Rally Continues Through Mixed Economic Data

    The Commerce Department reported on durable goods orders for January. The report showed that orders for long-lasting manufactured goods fell by the most (6.1%) in nearly four years amid a sharp drop in commercial aircraft. These These results may suggest the economy lost some momentum at the start of the year. Also, on Tuesday, markets digested the latest reading for consumer confidence. The Conference Board reported that its consumer confidence index for February slipped to 106.7 from 110.9 in January. ... Read More

  • Last Week’s Markets in Review: AI Overshadows Fed Minutes

    Last week saw an unusual number of meaningful events that will likely affect the economy and financial markets in the weeks and months ahead. The week began with the outbreak of war in the Middle East. Markets watched closely throughout the week as the conflict between Israel and Hamas developed. Market participants also were interested in two inflation reports and comments from several Federal Reserve officials. In addition, the U.S. House of Representatives continues to search for a Speaker to replace Representative McCarthy. Lastly, corporations began to report their third-quarter earnings ... Read More

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