Market Commentaries

  • Stocks Decline as Investors Await Fate of Tax Plan

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    The U.S. stock market fell last week as concerns about delays in corporate tax reform weighed on risk assets. The S&P 500 and Russell Midcap indexes fell 0.1% while the smaller-cap Russell 2000 index fell 1.3%. ... Read More

  • A Busy Week for Markets Leaving Plenty for Investors to Digest

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    There were a number of major economic data releases, policy announcements, and earnings reports last week that caused markets to react, albeit mildly. Domestically, large cap stocks were the only capitalization group to advance last week despite the release of details pertaining to tax legislation that could disproportionately benefit smaller firms. ... Read More

  • Stocks Diverge for the Week as Economy Starts to Heat Up

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    U.S. large cap stocks were one of the only areas of the global stock market to register a positive return last week. The S&P 500 Index gained 0.2% and is now up 17.2% since the start of the year.... Read More

  • How Much Higher Can Stocks Climb?

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    Stocks gained for a sixth straight week with the S&P 500 Index gaining 0.9%, the Russell Midcap index gaining 0.8%, and small cap stocks, as measured by the Russell 2000 Index, moving 0.5% higher. International equities declined last week with developed markets losing 0.3% and emerging markets falling 0.5%. ... Read More

  • Fourth Quarter Earnings Season Underway

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    U.S. Stocks gained again last week with the S&P 500 Index moving 0.2% higher to close at 2,553 on Friday. The Russell Midcap Index also gained 0.2% last week while small cap stocks, as represented by the Russell 2000 Index, fell 0.5%. ... Read More

  • A Strong Start to the Fourth Quarter

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    The fourth quarter got off to a strong start last week as U.S. equities rallied on the back of economic data and hope for tax reform. The S&P 500 and Russell 2000 Indexes each gained 1.3% while the Russell Midcap Index moved 1.2% higher. ... Read More

  • Potential Implications of Tax Reform on the Stock Market

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    Domestic stocks rose during the final week of the third quarter while developed international markets stayed flat and emerging international markets sold off. The S&P 500 index gained 0.7%, outpaced by both midcaps, which advanced 1.1%, and small caps, which increased 2.8%. ... Read More

  • A Familiar Story – Stocks Gain while Volatility Stays Low

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    U.S. Large cap stocks seesawed last week but finished up 0.1%. The gain in blue chips was overshadowed by their Mid and Small Cap counterparts which advanced 0.3% and 1.3% respectively. Internationally, developed markets rose 0.7% while emerging markets finished the week flat.... Read More

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