Market Commentaries

  • Strong Company Earnings Support Stock Markets

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    U.S. equity markets delivered mixed results last week with the S&P 500 index and Dow Jones Industrial Average losing 0.18% and 0.44% respectively and the NASDAQ Composite gaining 0.40%. Overseas, developed and emerging markets both finished the week firmly lower.... Read More

  • International Stocks Continue To Suffer From Trade War Concerns

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    Global capital markets were mixed for the week, as certain areas continued to feel pain stemming from ongoing trade tensions, particularly Emerging and Developed International markets. The S&P 500 Index sputtered to a level of 2,840, representing a modest increase of 0.80%, while the Russell Mid-cap Index gained 0.54%.... Read More

  • U.S. Economic Growth Reached 4.1% for the 2nd Quarter

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    Stocks advanced again last week. In the U.S., the S&P 500 index and the Dow Jones Industrial Average were up 0.61% and 1.57% respectively. Overseas, the MSCI EAFE index gained 1.35% for the week. Keeping an eye on interest rates, the yield on 10 year U.S. Treasuries remained below 3%, settling in the 2.96% range. ... Read More

  • Can Positive Earnings and Economic Data Reports Overcome Trade War Concerns?

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    Global Capital Markets ended a turbulent week relatively flat, despite largely favorable economic readings, as concerns surrounding the potential impact of an escalating trade war began to intensify. ... Read More

  • Banks Highlight the Beginning of Earnings Season

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    Global equity markets rallied for the second consecutive week as we enter into the early innings of 2nd quarter 2018 earnings season, a sign that investors are again optimistic about what lies ahead.... Read More

  • Investors Rejoice an Increase in the Unemployment Rate and Await Earnings Releases

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    Global equity markets came roaring back after, what felt like, months of sideways returns and they did so in the face of lingering trade tensions and on the back of an increase in the unemployment rate.... Read More

  • Taking a Look Back at the First Half of 2018

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    Global equity markets fell for the second consecutive week in the face of continued trade tensions and a stronger U.S. dollar. Looking at a representative sample, the S&P 500 Index declined 1.31%, the Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 1.26%, and the MSCI EAFE Index, a gauge for international developed markets, dropped 1.03%..... Read More

  • Heightened Trade Concerns Constrain Markets

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    Over the past week global stock markets took a few steps back despite housing starts hitting an 11-year high, the expectation for lower oil prices due to an agreement among members of OPEC to reduce output, and the anticipation of further surprises to the upside as it relates to the release of productivity data over the coming week.... Read More

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