Economic Beat: Fairly quiet past week

How will current market developments affect you? The thought leaders at Fifth Third Bank can help make sense of it all. Listen to the Economic Beat as they discuss what happened last week and what they expect will be the focus of this week.

Economic Beat: April 22, 2024

From an economic perspective, this past week was fairly quiet.  Of note, Retail Sales and Retail Sales excluding Autos both surprised to the upside this past Monday. The most recent earnings season is starting to pick up steam.  As of this past Friday, 70 companies detailed their financial results.  Although there is a long way to go, so far investors have digested positive news on the earnings front, with first quarter earnings growing around 9.4% compared to last year’s first quarter results.

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