Market Commentaries

  • Should Investors Worry about Presidential Elections?

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    As we rapidly move closer to a U.S. presidential election in November of this year, many investors are naturally asking what effect the election results might have on their portfolio. Many investors may wonder if they should liquidate their holdings entirely, and subsequently hide in cash until the uncertainty, and any associated perceived risk subsides. ... Read More

  • Global Tensions Ease, Markets Move Higher

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    Investors move into perceived “safe haven” assets while settling into a wait-and-see mindset.... Read More

  • How will Conflict with Iran Affect the Price of Oil?

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    Oil markets rallied over 3% following the military conflict between the U.S. and Iran, leaving many to question whether oil could continue to climb higher. In our view, the scope of Iran’s oil production, in relation to global oil production, is far too narrow to have a prolonged material impact on the price of oil... Read More

  • Markets Look to Carry Momentum into 2020

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    The “Santa Clause Rally” appeared to be in effect this year as all three major U.S. averages, as mentioned above, recorded all-time highs during the week.... Read More

  • U.S./China Trade Agreement: “Phase 1” Reportedly Reached

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    Global equity markets finished higher for the week, led by emerging market equities, which surged following the announcement of a U.S./China trade agreement. In the U.S., the S&P 500 Index pushed to a level of 3,169, representing a gain of 0.77%, while the Russell Midcap Index gained 0.36% for the week.... Read More

  • Down the Home Stretch for 2019

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    Global equity markets finished higher last week. In the U.S., the S&P 500 Index increased to a level of 3,146, representing a gain of 0.21%, while the Russell Midcap Index was essentially flat, returning -0.01%.... Read More

  • Finding Income Potential in a Low Yield Environment

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    Global equity markets finished higher for the week, lead by U.S. equities, which hit another all-time high. In the U.S., the S&P 500 Index propelled to a level of 3,141, representing a gain of 1.04%, while the Russell Midcap Index gained 1.11% for the week.... Read More

  • Investors Have a lot to be Thankful for in 2019

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    Stocks slipped off of previous highs last week. In the U.S., the S&P 500 Index fell to a level of 3110, representing a loss of 0.29%, while the Russell Midcap Index gave back 0.21% for the week.... Read More

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