Market Commentaries

  • Just Like 1969 – A Good Year for U.S. Jobless Claims & the Jets

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    In what was a shortened trading week due to the Easter holiday in the U.S., global capital markets took a fairly uneventful stance as they largely moved sideways. In the U.S., the S&P 500 Index pushed ahead to a level of 2905, representing a loss of -0.07%, while the Russell Midcap Index fell 0.98% for the week.... Read More

  • It’s About Time In the Market, Not Timing the Market

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    Global equity markets returned modestly positive results last week. In the U.S., the S&P 500 Index finished the week at a level of 2,907, representing a weekly gain of 0.56%, while the Russell Midcap Index followed suit gaining 0.91% for the week.... Read More

  • Positive News Out of the World’s Largest Economies Send Stocks Higher

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    Global equity markets came out of the gates strong to start the second quarter of the year. In the U.S., the S&P 500 Index advanced 2.09% to a level of 2,893 last week. The index is creeping closer towards its record high closing price of roughly 2,930, which was set in September 2018.... Read More

  • Is the Federal Reserve to Blame for Slowing Economic Growth?

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    From the onset we’d like to make clear that we do not believe the Federal Reserve is to blame for slowing economic growth, but before we dive into evidence supporting our stance lets first recap capital market performance for the week.... Read More

  • Treasury Yield Curve Inverts for the First Time Since 2007

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    Global equities finished in the red after a very choppy week of trading. In the U.S., the Dow Jones Industrial Average, S&P 500 Index, and the NASDAQ Composite declined 1.34%, 0.75%, and 0.58% respectively. The S&P 500 Index settled at a level of 2,801 to finish the week.... Read More

  • Be Wary of Increased Concentrations in Stocks

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    Global equity markets had one of the strongest weeks in the past 12 months as investors celebrated strong earnings, progress in U.S/China trade negotiations, and a delayed Brexit. In the U.S., the S&P 500 Index propelled substantially higher finishing the week at a level of 2,822, representing a gain of 2.95%, while the Russell Midcap Index followed suit gaining 2.40% for the week.... Read More

  • The Bull Market “Celebrates” its 10 Year Anniversary

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    As they say, all good things must come to an end. Global equities were on fire out of the gates in 2019, certain major averages were boasting lengthy weekly consecutive gains, and trade negotiation settlement optimism was relatively high.... Read More

  • Can U.S. Stocks Continue on their Upward Climb?

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    Global equity markets finished the week slightly higher, presumably on the back of promising developments related to U.S./China trade discussions. In the U.S., the S&P 500 Index pushed moderately higher finishing the week at a level of 2,804, representing a weekly gain of 0.46%, while the Russell Midcap Index gained 0.80% for the week.... Read More

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