Archive of Weekly Economic Updates

These pages are an archive of  Weekly Economic Update posts from Hansen & Associates Financial Group, Inc. The Weekly Economic Update brings you a thumbnail sketch of the Economy, Stock Markets, Treasuries, and the week’s upcoming Economic Calendar, along with sources and citations that make it easy for you do delve further into the summarized subjects.

Stock BuyBacks Slow As Market Reflects Possible Recession

According to Matt Philip's piece in the Times (, the last time CEO's confidence was this low was during the 2009 recession when the country was still shedding 800,000 jobs a month. CFO's...

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How Would Jesus Invest?

Faith-based investing isn’t new, and it’s gaining some traction. As for those who cater specifically to the biblically oriented investor, some call them Certified Kingdom Advisors, and others, Christian Financial Consultants.   Still, according to writer Jason Zweig,...

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Defying ‘The Spread’ and Protecting Your Assets

According to ft Journal's article, Using the Yield Spread to Forecast Recessions and Recoveries (Dec 17, 2018), by all indications, based on 'the spread', we're headed for a recession in 2020. The yield spread indicates the likelihood of a recession or recovery one...

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Are Millennial Women Saving Enough for Retirement?

Young Women Are Often Hard-Pressed to Save Money Women 35 and younger are often hard-pressed to save money. Student loans may be outstanding; young children may need to be clothed, fed, and cared for; and rent or home loan payments may need to be made. With all of...

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Weekly Economic Update: November 21, 2016

Thursday, Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen told Congress that the central bank could raise the benchmark interest rate “relatively soon.” Friday, the Fed Rate Monitor Tool at put the possibility of a December rate hike at 91%.

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Weekly Economic Update: November 14, 2016

Stating that the central bank “appears reasonably close to achieving both inflation and employment components of its mandate,” Federal Reserve vice chairman Stanley Fischer noted Friday that

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