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  • Earnings Do Matter and can be Engines of Stock Market Growth

    Despite much uncertainty in the minds of many investors with respect to the path of interest rate hikes in the U.S., the ultimate impact of Brexit on England, Europe and the rest of the global economy and the outcome of the upcoming presidential election in the U.S., one thing remains certain thus far in 2016 – market leadership continues to change and evolve. ...

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  • International Equities at (or Near) an Inflection Point

    Despite much uncertainty in the minds of many investors with respect to the path of interest rate hikes in the U.S., the ultimate impact of Brexit on England, Europe and the rest of the global economy and the outcome of the upcoming presidential election in the U.S., one thing remains certain thus far in 2016 – market leadership continues to change and evolve. ...

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    After Markets Pause, More Upside Anticipated for Global Equities during 2nd Half of 2018

    Despite much uncertainty in the minds of many investors with respect to the path of interest rate hikes in the U.S., the ultimate impact of Brexit on England, Europe and the rest of the global economy and the outcome of the upcoming presidential election in the U.S., one thing remains certain thus far in 2016 – market leadership continues to change and evolve. ...

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    2018 could be ”The Year of M&A”

    Despite much uncertainty in the minds of many investors with respect to the path of interest rate hikes in the U.S., the ultimate impact of Brexit on England, Europe and the rest of the global economy and the outcome of the upcoming presidential election in the U.S., one thing remains certain thus far in 2016 – market leadership continues to change and evolve. ...

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  • Is the Treasury Yield Curve a Crystal Ball?

    Concerns over trade, Brexit, and the first signs of an inverted Treasury yield curve sent equity markets into a vicious tailspin as the S&P 500 Index retreated 4.55%, settling at a level of 2633, while the Russell Midcap Index fell 4.35% last week....

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  • Last Week Was The Stock Market’s Best Week of 2018

    Global equity markets came storming back last week following a very disappointing shortened trading week. In fact, the Dow Jones Industrial average advanced 5.32% and the NASDAQ Composite gained 5.66%, both representing a nearly 10% week to week swing....

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  • Slowdown Doesn’t Mean Recession

    Global equity markets took it on the chin last week, continuing their steady decline from certain all-time highs as the S&P 500 Index retreated 3.77%, settling at a level of 2633, and the Russell Midcap Index fell 2.48% for the week....

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  • Another Strong Holiday Shopping Season is Expected

    Retailers take the spotlight this week. Third quarter earnings season is coming to a close, however, there are still a number of retailers scheduled to release earnings this week ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday break. Speaking of Thanksgiving, this leads us into Black Friday, the unofficial start of the holiday shopping season....

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