Market Commentaries

  • Should Investors be concerned by the Federal Reserve’s Projected Path of Interest Rate Hikes?

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    Developed markets held relatively flat following a week largely dominated by news surrounding the Federal Reserve and their ongoing process of increasing interest rates. We’ll dive deeper into an analysis of the Federal Reserve’s decision to raise the Federal Funds rate another 25bps (i.e. 0.25%) shortly, but first an update on the markets.... Read More

  • Investors Await the Fed’s Decision on Interest Rates

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    Global equity markets experienced strong gains last week as investors concentrated more on the positive jobs report and easing political concerns in Europe, and less on general trade and tariff-related tensions. In the U.S., the Dow Jones Industrial Average led the pack returning 2.79%, followed by the S&P 500 and the Russell 2000 Indexes returning 1.66% and 1.51% respectively. ... Read More

  • U.S. Stocks Rally Following Strong Jobs Report while Geopolitical Concerns Linger

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    Global equity markets delivered mixed results in last week’s holiday shortened trading session. In the U.S., the Dow Jones Industrial Average retreated 0.38% while the wider ranging S&P 500 Index gained 0.54%. ... Read More

  • U.S. Stocks Finish the Week Higher Despite Geopolitical Concerns

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    U.S. equities fluctuated in the week leading up to the Memorial Day weekend. However, the major averages were still able to finish the week in positive territory. The technology-heavy NASDAQ index led the way returning 1.09% for the week followed by the S&P 500 Index and the Dow Jones Industrial Average, which posted gains of 0.33% and 0.18% respectively. ... Read More

  • Strong Retail Sales Numbers May Push U.S. GDP Above 3% in the Second Quarter

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    Developed markets retreated slightly for the week, after seeing gains well above two percent throughout the first 11 days of May. This past week, although faintly negative from a return perspective, was largely dominated by positive news such as U.S. economic activity data and a potential resolution to on-going trade issues between the United States and China.... Read More

  • Updates on North Korea, Iran, and Inflation Push Markets Higher

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    Last week global equity markets finally displayed some of the vigor investors grew accustomed to early in 2018, resulting in one of the best performing weeks of the year.... Read More

  • Multiple Headwinds Persist But Strong Fundamentals Push Forward

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    Looking back at last week’s trading activity investors would be hard pressed to find any particular theme or trend in U.S. markets that was consistent throughout the week. The major stock market indexes experienced sharp declines, midday reversals, mixed results, and strong gains.... Read More

  • Investors Weigh Strong Earnings along with Geopolitical Risks

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    Markets have taken a stubborn stance in a week defined by predominantly positive economic news, continued upside earnings surprises from U.S. equities, and a meaningful decrease in volatility levels.... Read More

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