Market Commentaries

  • Last Week’s Markets in Review: Vaccine News Moves Equity Markets

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    Investors were once again reminded of the power of “time in the market” on Monday morning as equity markets rallied on the news that early indications pointed to a 94.5% efficacy rate for Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine.... Read More

  • Last Week’s Markets in Review: Incorporating Growth and Value Stocks into Portfolio Strategies

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    The biggest news last week came out of the healthcare sector as Pfizer and BioNTech announced results from a late-stage COVID-19 vaccine study that revealed a 90% efficacy rate in preventing the virus. ... Read More

  • Last Week’s Markets in Review: Are Investors Concerned with Elections?

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    The current unresolved state of U.S. elections and the performance of most major capital markets since election results began to trickle in should again serve as a reminder of the power of "time in the market" and the potential perils of trying to "time the market." ... Read More

  • Last Week’s Markets in Review: U.S. Economy Rebounds Strongly in 3rd Quarter

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    Last week was quite a whirlwind. The swift decline in U.S. markets noted above marked the worst trading week in seven months. A resurgence in COVID-19 cases across the globe worried investors about the potential reimplementation of lockdown measures to further limit the spread of COVID-19. ... Read More

  • Last Week’s Markets in Review: Time to Consider International Equities?

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    The U.S. Dollar (USD) has been in focus for much of the year. The greenback has been on a steady ascent since 2018, even flirting with decade highs while global markets were in turmoil earlier this year. As civilians stocked up on toilet paper, companies, institutions, investors, and governments stocked up on the world's reserve currency. ... Read More

  • Last Week’s Markets in Review: The Status of the Almighty Dollar

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    The U.S. Dollar (USD) has been in focus for much of the year. The greenback has been on a steady ascent since 2018, even flirting with decade highs while global markets were in turmoil earlier this year. As civilians stocked up on toilet paper, companies, institutions, investors, and governments stocked up on the world's reserve currency. ... Read More

  • Last Week’s Markets in Review: Investors Expecting a Bumpy Ride Ahead

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    On the economic data front, Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell once again made news as he implored Congressional leaders to succeed in passing an additional fiscal stimulus package, warning that failing to do so would lead to "typical recessionary dynamics." ... Read More

  • Last Week’s Markets in Review: Third Quarter Scorecard

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    Although September was a disappointing month, the quarter as a whole was strong. The S&P 500 Index built on an even bigger gain during the 2nd quarter, resulting in the best two-quarter performance stretch for the S&P 500 since 2009. ... Read More

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