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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 – 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 […]

MONTHLY ECONOMIC UPDATE: MAY 2018

Monthly Economic Update: May 2018 Developments that affected the economy & the markets in the past month. April saw the S&P 500 advance 0.27% as a new earnings season unfolded – one in which investors grew uneasy about rising Treasury yields, protectionism, and privacy concerns involving tech giants. While the […]

MONTHLY ECONOMIC UPDATE-JANUARY 2018

Monthly Economic Update: January 2018 Developments that affected the economy & the markets in the past month. Financially speaking, the last month of 2017 was also the year’s most newsworthy. Congress reformed federal tax law to a degree unseen since the 1980s, the Federal Reserve raised the benchmark interest rate, […]

MONTHLY ECONOMIC UPDATE: SEPTEMBER 2017

Monthly Economic Update: September 2017 Developments that affected the economy & the markets in the past month. August brought an overwhelming natural disaster, a threat of war from a foreign dictator, and violence in the streets – so it is little wonder stocks went sideways. The S&P 500 eked out […]

MONTHLY ECONOMIC UPDATE – MARCH 2017

  Monthly Economic Update: March 2017 Developments that affected the economy & the markets in the past month. February was a great month for stocks and a historic month for the Dow Jones Industrial Average. The blue chips closed at record highs for 12 straight trading sessions, a feat unmatched […]

End-of-the-Year Move Moves

End-of-the-Year Money Moves Here are some things you might want to do before saying goodbye to 2016.  Provided by Woody Rash                         What has changed for you in 2016? Did you start a new job or leave a job behind? Did you retire? Did you start a family? If […]

MONTHLY ECONOMIC UPDATE – FEBRUARY 2016

Thomas “Woody” Rash Presents:   MONTHLY ECONOMIC UPDATE   MONTHLY QUOTE   “There is no stigma attached to recognizing a bad decision in time to install a better one.” – Laurence J. Peter      MONTHLY TIP   Remind your college student that their ability or inability to manage credit while in […]

MONTHLY ECONOMIC UPDATE-September 2015

THE MONTH IN BRIEF Fears about the health of China’s economy rocked Wall Street and other stock markets last month. The Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 6.57% in August, and other major U.S. equity indices followed it into correction territory. Not one consequential foreign benchmark posted an August gain. The anxiety also […]