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Posts Tagged ‘October 2019’

A Gain for Consumer Sentiment

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     THE WEEK ON WALL STREET The S&P 500 came within 0.1% of a record close Friday. Stocks were lifted last week by positive news on U.S.-China trade…

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Retail Sales Retreat

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 THE WEEK ON WALL STREET Earnings helped give the Nasdaq Composite and S&P 500 a slight lift last week, offsetting investor disappointment over the…

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Earning Season Begins

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   THE WEEK ON WALL STREET Stock prices pushed higher last week, as investors remained hyper-focused on any new developments with the U.S. trade negotiations with China. The Dow…

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Atlanta, Jobless Rate falls to a 50-year low!

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     THE WEEK ON WALL STREET The fourth quarter started with a mixed week for equities. A…

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