Monday Economic Report

  • Monday Economic Report - October 26, 2015

    26 October 2015 | eNewsletter

    New housing starts increased from an annualized 1,132,000 units in August to 1,206,000 units in September, which kept residential activity near the eight-year high of 1,211,000 units in June.

  • Monday Economic Report - October 19, 2015

    19 October 2015 | eNewsletter

    On a year-over-year basis, manufacturing production increased 1.4 percent in September, down from 1.8 percent in August and off sharply from 4.3 percent in January.

  • Monday Economic Report - October 13, 2015

    13 October 2015 | eNewsletter

    Manufactured goods exports have declined by more than 4 percent so far year-to-date, with significant headwinds for global demand due to a strong dollar and economic weaknesses overseas.

  • Monday Economic Report - October 5, 2015

    05 October 2015 | eNewsletter

    Manufactured goods exports have declined by more than 4 percent so far year-to-date, with significant headwinds for global demand due to a strong dollar and economic weaknesses overseas.

  • Monday Economic Report - September 28, 2015

    28 September 2015 | eNewsletter

    The global manufacturing sector continued to show signs of struggle in data released last week, with a number of headwinds dampening demand and production.

  • Monday Economic Report - September 21, 2015

    21 September 2015 | eNewsletter

    The Federal Reserve released its latest economic projections, with real GDP forecasts for 2015 improving slightly from 1.9 percent in June to 2.1 percent now.

  • Monday Economic Report - September 14, 2015

    14 September 2015 | eNewsletter

    The focus this week will be on the Federal Reserve, with the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting on September 16–17.

  • Monday Economic Report - September 8, 2015

    08 September 2015 | eNewsletter

    The Institute for Supply Management’s Manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) showed the slowest growth rate in two years, down from 52.7 in July to 51.1 in August.

  • Monday Economic Report - August 31, 2015

    31 August 2015 | eNewsletter

    The Dow Jones Industrial Average reached an all-time high at 18312.39 on May 19. Since peaking three months ago, the stock market has fallen nearly 10 percent, closing at 16549.75 on August 21, and is poised for more losses today.

  • Monday Economic Report - August 24, 2015

    24 August 2015 | eNewsletter

    The Dow Jones Industrial Average reached an all-time high at 18312.39 on May 19. Since peaking three months ago, the stock market has fallen nearly 10 percent, closing at 16549.75 on August 21, and is poised for more losses today.

  • Monday Economic Report - August 17, 2015

    17 August 2015 | eNewsletter

    Last week was mostly marked by events overseas, a trend that has become commonplace of late. In this case, it was the devaluation of the Chinese yuan that rocked financial markets around the world.

  • Monday Economic Report - August 10, 2015

    10 August 2015 | eNewsletter

    Manufacturers added 15,000 net new workers in July, the fastest pace since January. This was an encouraging figure, even as we would like for it to have been more broad-based.

  • Monday Economic Report - August 3, 2015

    03 August 2015 | eNewsletter

    The U.S. economy expanded at a 2.3 percent annualized pace in the second quarter, and revisions to the first quarter replaced the small contraction with 0.6 percent growth, putting the first half of the year roughly in line with expectations.

  • Monday Economic Report: July 27, 2015

    27 July 2015 | eNewsletter

    Just two weeks ago, the Greek debt drama overshadowed the plunge in the Shanghai stock market, but with Greece receiving a bailout (and staying in the Eurozone, at least for now), more attention is being paid to China’s decelerating growth.

  • Monday Economic Report: July 20, 2015

    20 July 2015 | eNewsletter

    In her semiannual congressional testimony last week, Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen noted recent progress in the U.S. economy, even as she observed lingering challenges with manufacturing output.