Posts Tagged ‘employment’

March Jobs Report Disappoints

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Just as with every month, traders focused particular attention on the March employment report, which was released after the markets closed for the week. It was fortunate that markets were closed, because the report introduced new uncertainty into the economic outlook. As a recap, 120,000 jobs were added to payrolls in March and the unemployment […]

GWS March 2012 Economic Report is Now Available

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As financial advisors, we look at a broad range of market and economic forces to form our investment decisions. In our monthly economic report, we take a look at the effects these forces have had on markets nationally and globally during the month. This broader perspective helps us to provide more insightful investment and financial […]

GWS January 2012 Economic Report

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As financial advisors, we look at a broad range of market and economic forces to form our investment decisions. In our monthly economic report, we take a look at the effects these forces have had on markets nationally and globally during the month. This broader perspective helps us to provide more insightful investment and financial […]

GWS December 2011 Economic Report is now available

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As financial advisors, we look at a broad range of market and economic forces to form our investment decisions. In our monthly economic report, we take a look at the effects these forces have had on markets nationally and globally during the month. This broader perspective helps us to provide more insightful investment and financial planning advice […]

Some Economic Improvement

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Consumer data entered the fray last week to mixed results.  Personal income was up 0.3% in May, but concerns about the stagnating recovery resulted in no gains to personal spending.  With income and spending little changed, the personal savings rate also held steady at 5.0%.  The personal savings rate spiked in 2009, but fell after […]

GWS May 2011 Economic Report Now Available

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In our Monthly Economic report, we take an in-depth look at the changes in our markets and the effects of economic policy nationally and globally. This broader perspective provides greater clarity in understanding the forces that affect investment performance and future expectations. Click Here for report.      

Stocks Move Higher Despite Weak Conviction

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Equity indices logged solid gains this past week with the S&P 500 index up 2.5% and the Dow Jones Industrial Average up 2.6%.  The positive outcome was a result of light trading on Thursday and Friday, although it appears there is little conviction in the rally with trading volume falling well short of the 50-day […]