Monthly Archives: July 2012

Weekly Market Insight :: Retail Sales


Consumers stayed cautious in June as retail sales slipped 0.5%, the third consecutive monthly decline. That has not happened since the end of 2008 in the thick of the financial crisis. Part of last month’s decline was due to some … Continue reading

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Weekly Market Insight :: ISM Suggests More Weakness Ahead


Most of the economic focus last week was on the disappointing Employment Situation report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, which we covered on Friday (click here). But the Institute for Supply Management’s manufacturing report released last Monday and non-manufacturing … Continue reading

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