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Economic Updates

Weekly Economic Updates

Weekly Economic Update for January 25, 2021

In this week’s recap: A streak of optimism on fiscal stimulus and vaccines boosts the markets; Yellen tells Congress to “act big.”

Weekly Economic Update for February 8, 2021

In this week’s recap: The markets went back to basics this week, showing optimism for positive COVID-19 news.

Weekly Economic Update for February 1, 2021

In this week’s recap: After setting new highs, market rattled by unexpected trading phenomenon.

Weekly Economic Update for February 15, 2021

In this week’s recap: Vaccinations and declining case numbers result in economic optimism; Fed Chair says no change for now.

Current Quarter

January 2021

In this month’s recap: Stocks closed the year with a solid rally, fueled by the rollout of multiple COVID-19 vaccines and the signing of a new fiscal relief bill.

Last Quarter

October 2020

In this month’s recap: Stocks dropped during the month as investors worried about stalled fiscal stimulus talks in Washington, the upcoming election, and new coronavirus cases in Europe.

December 2020

In this month’s recap: Stock prices powered higher and energized investors thanks to a month-long succession of positive news events.

November 2020

In this month’s recap: Inaction on a second American fiscal stimulus bill and a rise in global COVID-19 cases put pressure on stock prices in October.

4th Quarter Recap 2020

In this Q4 recap: the appearance of two COVID-19 vaccines gives businesses and consumers hope and lifts stocks; U.S. lawmakers approve a second financial stimulus; European negotiators sign off on a post-Brexit trade deal.