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Weekly Economic 1-6-2020

In this week’s recap: Oil prices spike after a U.S. airstrike in Iran raises supply disruption concerns; a manufacturing activity index disappoints; stocks are little changed following an abbreviated trading week. Weekly Economic Update   Presented by Steve E...

Weekly Economic 12-30-19

In this year-end recap: A look back at the ascent stocks made during 2019 and some of the key economic developments of the year. Weekly Economic Update   Presented by Steve E Holmes, December 30, 2019   What Drove the Markets? Four factors influenced...

Weekly Economic 12-16-19

In this week’s recap: the U.S. and China reach a phase-one trade deal, the Fed leaves the benchmark interest rate alone, and November retail sales come in below expectations. Weekly Economic Update   Presented by Steve E Holmes, December 16, 2019   THE WEEK...

Weekly Economic Update 12-9-19

In this week’s recap: stocks ride out a choppy week, as traders react to a potential delay for a phase-one U.S.-China trade deal and a surprising jobs report. Weekly Economic Update   Presented by Steve E Holmes, December 9, 2019   THE WEEK ON WALL STREET...

Weekly Economic 11-11-19

In this week’s recap: the Dow and S&P 500 extend their winning streaks, even with conflicting messages emerging about U.S.-China trade negotiations; a gauge of U.S. business activity improves. Weekly Economic Update   Presented by Steve E Holmes, November 11,...

Weekly Economic Update 11-4-19

In this week’s recap: stock indices again set records, the Fed makes its third rate cut of the year, October’s employment report is a nice surprise, and U.S. and Chinese trade negotiators make some progress. Weekly Economic Update   Presented by Steve E Holmes,...

Weekly Economic 10-28-19

In this week’s recap: stocks flirt with record highs, China and the U.S. continue negotiations toward a trade deal, and consumer sentiment improves. Weekly Economic Update   Presented by Steve E Holmes, October 28, 2019   THE WEEK ON WALL STREET The S&P...

Weekly Economic 10-21-19

In this week’s recap: the S&P 500 and Nasdaq Composite outperform the Dow Industrials, earnings season gets underway, and retail sales retreat for the first time since winter. Weekly Economic Update   Presented by Steve E Holmes, October 21, 2019   THE...

Weekly Economic Update 10-14-19

In this week’s recap: Stocks pushed higher, the mood changed in the trade saga between U.S. and China, and quarterly earnings reports arrived. Weekly Economic Update   Presented by Steve E Holmes, October 14, 2019   THE WEEK ON WALL STREET Stock prices...

Weekly Economic Update 10-7-19

In this week’s recap: an index of manufacturing activity hits a 10-year low, the jobless rate falls to a 50-year low, and the Nasdaq Composite outperforms the S&P 500 and Dow Jones Industrial Average. Weekly Economic Update   Presented by Steve E Holmes,...