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Weekly Economic Update for August 27, 2018

Weekly Economic Update for August 27, 2018


August 27, 2018

BULL MARKET MAKES HISTORY

At the close on August 22, the current bull marked its 3,453th day, a record by S&P Dow Jones standards. Between March 9, 2009 and last Wednesday, the S&P 500 advanced 323%, with an annualized return of about 19%.

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Business Tips for Back-To-School Time

Business Tips for Back-To-School Time


Late summer and early fall, when so many families have members returning to educational facilities of all shapes and sizes, is also a good time for businesses to creatively step up their business development efforts, whether it’s launching new marketing initiatives, developing future employees or simply generating goodwill in the community.

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Weekly Economic Update for August 20, 2018

Weekly Economic Update for August 20, 2018


August 20, 2018

MID-SUMMER MEANT BUYING FOR CONSUMERS

According to new Census Bureau data, retail sales were 0.5% improved in July. Core retail sales (all categories except car and truck buying) rose 0.6% last month. The only sour note was the revision the Bureau made to June’s headline and core retail sales advances.

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Effective Retirement Planning Includes Contingencies

Effective Retirement Planning Includes Contingencies


Roughly one in five Americans in the workforce believe that “working for pay” will be a major source of their retirement income. This is according to the “2018 Retirement Confidence Survey produced by the Employee Benefit Research Institute (EBRI). Nearly half of respondents believe paid work will be a minor source of retirement income for them.

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Weekly Economic Update for August 13, 2018

Weekly Economic Update for August 13, 2018


August 13, 2018

INFLATION AT 2.9%, CORE INFLATION AT 2.4%

Friday, the Department of Labor reported these annualized gains through July of this year for the Consumer Price Index. Both the headline and core CPIs rose 0.2% last month, matching the consensus forecast of economists polled by Reuters.

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