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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 […]

Brightline Group Receives 2018 Best of Minneapolis Award

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Brightline Group Receives 2018 Best of Minneapolis Award Minneapolis Award Program Honors the Achievement MINNEAPOLIS October 21, 2018 — Brightline Group has been selected for the 2018 Best of Minneapolis Award in the Financial Planner category by the Minneapolis Award Program. Each year, the Minneapolis Award Program […]

MONTHLY ECONOMIC UPDATE – JANUARY 2019

In this month’s recap: equity and commodity markets experience major losses, the Fed sends a hawkish message, home sales improve, and the economy maintains its momentum. Monthly Economic Update THE MONTH IN BRIEF December 2018 will be remembered for its volatility and its challenges. The S&P 500 flirted with bear […]

MONTHLY ECONOMIC UPDATE – DECEMBER 2018

Monthly Economic Update: December 2018 Developments that affected the economy & the markets in the past month. For most of November, the stock market was plagued by the same skepticism evident in October: the sense that corporate profits were declining and economic growth was slowing. Then Federal Reserve chairman Jerome […]

MONTHLY ECONOMIC UPDATE – AUGUST 2018

Monthly Economic Update: August 2018 Developments that affected the economy & the markets in the past month. While investors kept tariffs and trade disputes in mind in August, a new earnings season provided Wall Street with a lift. Blue chips especially benefited: the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 4.71% for […]

MONTHLY ECONOMIC UPDATE – JULY 2018

Monthly Economic Update: July 2018 Developments that affected the economy & the markets in the past month. While segments of the stock market rallied in June, assumptions that a global trade war was starting hurt the blue chips – the Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 0.59% last month. As the […]

MONTHLY ECONOMIC UPDATE – JUNE 2018

Monthly Economic Update: June 2018 Developments that affected the economy & the markets in the past month. In May, investors were left to interpret mixed geopolitical and financial signals. The historic U.S.-North Korea summit was on, then off, then possibly on again. An apparent truce emerged in the U.S.-China tariffs […]

MONTHLY ECONOMIC UPDATE: APRIL 2018

Monthly Economic Update: April 2018 Developments that affected the economy & the markets in the past month. In March, stocks faced another significant challenge. The Trump administration’s sudden plan to institute tariffs on imports sent a shudder through the bulls. All three major Wall Street benchmarks fell more than 2.5% […]