Market Commentaries

  • Last Week’s Markets in Review: AI Overshadows Fed Minutes

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    Last week saw an unusual number of meaningful events that will likely affect the economy and financial markets in the weeks and months ahead. The week began with the outbreak of war in the Middle East. Markets watched closely throughout the week as the conflict between Israel and Hamas developed. Market participants also were interested in two inflation reports and comments from several Federal Reserve officials. In addition, the U.S. House of Representatives continues to search for a Speaker to replace Representative McCarthy. Lastly, corporations began to report their third-quarter earnings.... Read More

  • Last Week’s Markets in Review: Hot Inflation Data Moves Markets

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    Last week saw an unusual number of meaningful events that will likely affect the economy and financial markets in the weeks and months ahead. The week began with the outbreak of war in the Middle East. Markets watched closely throughout the week as the conflict between Israel and Hamas developed. Market participants also were interested in two inflation reports and comments from several Federal Reserve officials. In addition, the U.S. House of Representatives continues to search for a Speaker to replace Representative McCarthy. Lastly, corporations began to report their third-quarter earnings.... Read More

  • Last Week’s Markets in Review: S&P 500 Crosses 5000 Milestone

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    Last week saw an unusual number of meaningful events that will likely affect the economy and financial markets in the weeks and months ahead. The week began with the outbreak of war in the Middle East. Markets watched closely throughout the week as the conflict between Israel and Hamas developed. Market participants also were interested in two inflation reports and comments from several Federal Reserve officials. In addition, the U.S. House of Representatives continues to search for a Speaker to replace Representative McCarthy. Lastly, corporations began to report their third-quarter earnings.... Read More

  • Last Week’s Markets in Review: Employment Data Supports Powell’s Cautious Tone

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    Last week saw an unusual number of meaningful events that will likely affect the economy and financial markets in the weeks and months ahead. The week began with the outbreak of war in the Middle East. Markets watched closely throughout the week as the conflict between Israel and Hamas developed. Market participants also were interested in two inflation reports and comments from several Federal Reserve officials. In addition, the U.S. House of Representatives continues to search for a Speaker to replace Representative McCarthy. Lastly, corporations began to report their third-quarter earnings.... Read More

  • Last Week’s Markets in Review: Economy Grew while Inflation Cooled in 2023

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    Last week saw an unusual number of meaningful events that will likely affect the economy and financial markets in the weeks and months ahead. The week began with the outbreak of war in the Middle East. Markets watched closely throughout the week as the conflict between Israel and Hamas developed. Market participants also were interested in two inflation reports and comments from several Federal Reserve officials. In addition, the U.S. House of Representatives continues to search for a Speaker to replace Representative McCarthy. Lastly, corporations began to report their third-quarter earnings.... Read More

  • Last Week’s Markets in Review: S&P 500 Hits All-time High

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    Last week saw an unusual number of meaningful events that will likely affect the economy and financial markets in the weeks and months ahead. The week began with the outbreak of war in the Middle East. Markets watched closely throughout the week as the conflict between Israel and Hamas developed. Market participants also were interested in two inflation reports and comments from several Federal Reserve officials. In addition, the U.S. House of Representatives continues to search for a Speaker to replace Representative McCarthy. Lastly, corporations began to report their third-quarter earnings.... Read More

  • Last Week’s Markets in Review: Inflation Prints Give Mixed Signals

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    Last week saw an unusual number of meaningful events that will likely affect the economy and financial markets in the weeks and months ahead. The week began with the outbreak of war in the Middle East. Markets watched closely throughout the week as the conflict between Israel and Hamas developed. Market participants also were interested in two inflation reports and comments from several Federal Reserve officials. In addition, the U.S. House of Representatives continues to search for a Speaker to replace Representative McCarthy. Lastly, corporations began to report their third-quarter earnings.... Read More

  • Last Week’s Markets in Review: Labor Market Remains Resilient as 2024 Begins

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    Last week saw an unusual number of meaningful events that will likely affect the economy and financial markets in the weeks and months ahead. The week began with the outbreak of war in the Middle East. Markets watched closely throughout the week as the conflict between Israel and Hamas developed. Market participants also were interested in two inflation reports and comments from several Federal Reserve officials. In addition, the U.S. House of Representatives continues to search for a Speaker to replace Representative McCarthy. Lastly, corporations began to report their third-quarter earnings.... Read More

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