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Woody Rash

MONTHLY ECONOMIC UPDATE – DECEMBER 2019

In this month’s recap: stocks stay in rally mode, helped by hints that the U.S. and China may be closing in on a phase-one trade deal; hiring bounces back; key real estate indicators look stronger. Monthly Economic Update Presented by Woody Rash, December 2019 THE MONTH IN BRIEF The S&P […]

MONTHLY ECONOMIC UPDATE – NOVEMBER 2019

In this month’s recap: another rate cut from the Federal Reserve, a strong hint of a partial U.S.-China trade deal, and stocks reach record heights again. Monthly Economic Update Presented by Woody Rash, November 2019 THE MONTH IN BRIEF Investors and traders found much to like in October. The S&P […]

MONTHLY ECONOMIC UPDATE – OCTOBER 2019

In this month’s recap: The Fed cuts interest rates, the price of oil spikes, and trade negotiations between the U.S. and China are rescheduled. Monthly Economic Update Presented by Woody Rash, October 2019 THE MONTH IN BRIEF September brought an economic event that was widely expected: a quarter-point cut in […]

MONTHLY ECONOMIC UPDATE – SEPTEMBER 2019

In this month’s recap: stocks descend as traders respond to the devaluation of the Chinese yuan as well as new developments in the ongoing U.S.-China trade talks; the price of gold rises, and bond yields fall. Monthly Economic Update Presented by Woody Rash, September 2019 THE MONTH IN BRIEF The […]

MONTHLY ECONOMIC UPDATE – AUGUST 2019

In this month’s recap: the Federal Reserve eases, stocks reach historic peaks, and face-to-face U.S.-China trade talks formally resume. Monthly Economic Update Presented by Woody Rash, August 2019 THE MONTH IN BRIEF July was a positive month for stocks and a notable month for news impacting the financial markets. The […]

MONTHLY ECONOMIC UPDATE – JUNE 2019

In this month’s recap: major stock benchmarks descend as new developments in the U.S.-China tariff dispute lead to a broad risk-off in equities; consumer confidence surges, while the housing market cools. Monthly Economic Update Presented by Woody Rash, June 2019 THE MONTH IN BRIEF Hopes for a quick resolution to […]

MONTHLY ECONOMIC UPDATE – MAY 2019

In this month’s recap: the S&P 500 returns to record territory, key economic indicators show strength, oil continues its ascent, and existing home sales decline. Monthly Economic Update Presented by Woody Rash, May 2019 THE MONTH IN BRIEF Wall Street shifted its focus from trade to earnings in April. On […]

MONTHLY ECONOMIC UPDATE – APRIL 2019

In this month’s recap: the Federal Reserve sees no rate hikes in 2019, investors watch Treasury yields with interest, hiring suddenly weakens, home sales pick up, and the price of oil tops $60.   Monthly Economic Update Presented by Woody Rash, April 2019 THE MONTH IN BRIEF The Federal Reserve […]

MONTHLY ECONOMIC UPDATE – MARCH 2019

In this month’s recap: domestic and foreign shares (and many commodities) advance, as two major investor anxieties ease for the moment. Monthly Economic Update Presented by Woody Rash, March 2019 THE MONTH IN BRIEF You could say that Wall Street breathed a collective sigh of relief in February. Investors were […]

MONTHLY ECONOMIC UPDATE – FEBRUARY 2019

In this month’s recap: equities rally here and around the world, economic fundamentals look solid, the pace of home sales slows, and oil surges. Monthly Economic Update Presented by Woody Rash, February 2019 THE MONTH IN BRIEF During a month marked by political impasses in the United States and United […]