Weekly Economic Review: The Stock Market Climbs 3.01%

Posted by Laine Smith on 2/6/15 6:23 PM

Topics: Economy

The stock market was the big story this past week with the S&P 500 gaining 3.01%. Mortgage rates crept higher, with the national average rising 0.15% (15 basis points). We recieved positive economic news with increases in both jobs and personal income. 


Last week in the economy:

  • The S&P 500 started the week at 1,995 and rose 3.01% to end the week at 2,055
  • Mortgage rates (The national average) rose 0.15% (15 basis points) last week. 
  • The economy added 257,000 jobs in January
  • The ISM non-manufacturing index increased to 56.7 in January from 56.5 in December
  • Personal income increase 0.3% in December. Personal income is up 4.5% from a year ago


What's on the economic calendar for the week of February 9, 2015

  • Thursday: Jobless claims and retail sales will be released


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