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Woody Rash

MONTHLY ECONOMIC UPDATE – MARCH 2020

In this month’s recap: The coronavirus becomes the leading news story in the financial markets, sending stock indices and Treasury yields lower; oil futures slide; consumer confidence, hiring, and manufacturing data offer bright spots. Monthly Economic Update Presented by Woody Rash, March 2020 THE MONTH IN BRIEF In February, anxieties […]

MONTHLY ECONOMIC UPDATE – FEBRUARY 2020

In this month’s recap: the emerging coronavirus reins in the bulls on Wall Street, trade deals make headlines, the United Kingdom makes its Brexit, and confident U.S. households help the economy keep its pace. Monthly Economic Update Presented by Woody Rash, February 2020 THE MONTH IN BRIEF Early January gains […]

MONTHLY ECONOMIC UPDATE – JANUARY 2020

In this month’s recap: As 2019 ends, the U.S. and China agree to a phase-one trade deal, and stocks, gold, and oil all advance. Monthly Economic Update Presented by Woody Rash, January 2020 THE MONTH IN BRIEF Stocks rallied in December, closing out a decidedly positive year on Wall Street. […]

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 […]