Market Commentaries

  • Led by Technology, Stocks Finish the Week Higher Despite Geopolitical Concerns

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    The major indices experienced gains last week, but periods of intermittent volatility persisted. Investors were seemingly comforted by the prospects of strong first-quarter earnings reports. ... Read More

  • Stock Market Volatility Continues Despite Continued Evidence of a Strong Economy

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    After a week of heightened trade issues between the U.S. and China, the yield on the 10 year U.S. Treasury note increased from 2.74% to 2.77%. Ultimately these downward gyrations have lead U.S. Equities, along with their Developed International counterparts, into negative territory, but this isn’t where we currently believe they will finish the year.... Read More

  • A Wild 1st Quarter Comes to an End

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    Stocks rebounded a bit last week but failed to recover from the prior week’s decline and ended the first quarter in the red. Both the S&P 500 and the Russell Midcap Indexes gained 2.1%, while the Russell 2000 Index, a measure of the Nation’s smallest publicly traded firms, gained 1.3% last week. ... Read More

  • U.S. Stocks Drop on Trade War Rhetoric

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    U.S. stocks experienced their worst weekly performance since January 2016 as fears over a trade war gripped markets. The S&P 500 Index lost 5.9%, the Russell Midcap index lost 4.9%, and the Russell 2000 index, a gauge of the Nation’s smallest publicly traded companies, lost 4.8%. ... Read More

  • Global Stocks End the Week Mixed as Attention Turns to MLPs

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    U.S. stocks posted a decline last week as concerns over turnover in the Trump Administration and a potential global trade war gave investors pause. ... Read More

  • Stocks Bounce Back on Subdued Inflation Concerns

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    U.S. Stocks bounced backed last week with their second best performance of the year. The S&P 500 Index gained 3.6%, the Russell Midcap Index advanced 3.8%, and the Russell 2000, a gauge of the Nation’s smallest publicly traded companies, ended the week 4.2% higher.... Read More

  • Stocks Decline on Trade and Tariffs Concerns

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    Stocks reversed course last week, dropping across geographic regions as concerns over a potential trade war were ignited by comments and tweets from President Trump.... Read More

  • Stocks Trend Higher for All the Right Reasons

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    U.S. Stocks posted their second straight week of gains following early February’s headline grabbing sell-off. Now that the dust has settled, it appears investors are increasingly focusing on the tremendous earnings growth corporations generated in the fourth quarter as well as the optimistic forward guidance provided by management.... Read More

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