Market Commentaries

  • Accommodative Central Banks Help Lift Stocks across the Globe

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    Stock market participants appear to be putting the month of May in their rear-view mirrors. Global equities advanced last week for the third consecutive week and major averages in the U.S. have now even recouped what was lost during the previous month. Speaking of U.S. indexes, the S&P 500 index and Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 2.22% and 2.41% respectively for the week. ... Read More

  • To Cut, or Not To Cut…that is the Question

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    Global capital markets predominantly moved sideways last week as investors presumably sat on the sidelines waiting for more clarity regarding potential interest rate cuts by the Federal Reserve. In the U.S., the S&P 500 Index pushed ahead to a level of 2887, representing a gain of 0.53%, while the Russell Midcap Index gained 0.37% for the week. ... Read More

  • The Fed May Let the Good Times Roll

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    On the heels of the worst month of the year in terms of stock market returns, global equity markets came roaring back to kick off June. In the U.S., the Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 4.77%, the S&P 500 Index rose 4.46%, and the Russell 2000, a measure of the nation’s smaller capitalized companies, increased 3.36%.... Read More

  • Good Riddance, May!

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    A breakdown in trade talks between the U.S. and China, along with the surprising new threats of additional tariffs on Mexico, led to a return of stock market volatility in May as investors feared a potential, prolonged trade war that could cripple global economic growth potential. ... Read More

  • “Sell in May and Go Away” may not Ultimately Hold True in 2019

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    Global equity markets declined for the third consecutive week heading into the holiday weekend. In the U.S., the S&P 500 Index and the Dow Jones Industrial Average declined 1.14% and 0.63% respectively while the tech-heavy NASDAQ suffered the largest losses of the major equity indexes, retreating by 2.28%.... Read More

  • Investors Get Defensive as Volatility Persists

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    Global equity markets, for the most part, declined for the second consecutive week, albeit not quite to the extent of the prior week. In the U.S., the S&P 500 Index and the Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 0.69% and 0.61% respectively while the tech-heavy NASDAQ dipped 1.22%.... Read More

  • Volatility Spikes as Trade Tensions Escalate

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    Global equity markets produced mixed results for the week. In the U.S., the S&P 500 Index pressed ahead to a level of 2,940, representing a gain of 1.21%, while the Russell Midcap Index gained 1.07% for the week. Global equities suffered significant declines last week as geopolitical events sent a number of major indexes to their worst weekly performance of 2019. In the U.S., the S&P 500 Index and the Dow Jones Industrial Average retreated 2.10% and 1.96% respectively.... Read More

  • How Investors Have Reacted to Q1 2019 Earnings Surprises

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    Global equity markets produced mixed results for the week. In the U.S., the S&P 500 Index pressed ahead to a level of 2,940, representing a gain of 1.21%, while the Russell Midcap Index gained 1.07% for the week.... Read More

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