Market Commentaries

  • Earnings Season Gets Underway

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    Stocks shot higher last week as hawkish sentiment from the Federal Reserve combined with disappointing inflation data in the U.S. Domestically, the S&P 500 and Russell Midcap Indexes gained 1.4% each while the Russell 2000 Index moved 0.9% higher. ... Read More

  • Stocks Start the Second Half of 2017 Mixed

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    U.S. stocks started off the second half of 2017 mixed last week while International Markets took a step backward. During the holiday shortened week, the Large Cap-oriented S&P 500 and the Small Cap-oriented Russell 2000 Indices gained 0.1% each, while the Russell Midcap Index fell 0.2%.... Read More

  • Oil Falls while Stock Gains are Muted

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    Despite declining during three of five trading sessions, the S&P 500 Index finished last week with a 0.2% gain, outpaced by the predominantly small cap Russell 2000 Index which experienced a 0.6% advance, but ahead of the Russell Midcap Index’s 0.1% decline. ... Read More

  • Fed Raises Rates and Announces Balance Sheet Reduction Plans

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    U.S. Stocks finished mixed last week as the S&P 500 Index gained 0.1%, the NASDAQ lost 0.9%, and the Dow Jones Industrial Average moved 0.6% higher. Midcap stocks were the best performing domestic group by market capitalization with a 0.4% gain, while Small cap stocks, as measured by the Russell 2000 Index, fell by 1%. ... Read More

  • Tech Stocks Sell-off Ahead of Fed Meeting

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    There was a bit a volatility in the daily returns of the U.S. stock market last week as the S&P 500 Index declined in three of the five trading days and ended the week 0.27% lower. The tech heavy NASDAQ 100 Index felt the brunt of the selling pressure, however, with a daily loss of 2.4% during Friday’s trading session, resulting in a weekly loss of the same magnitude. ... Read More

  • Stocks Hit All-time Highs Again Despite Soft Jobs Data

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    U.S. Stocks generated positive returns across all market capitalizations last week. Small caps led the way with the 1.7% advance of the Russell 2000 Index followed by the Russell Midcap Index’s 1.2% move higher and the 1% gain of the large cap dominated S&P 500 Index.... Read More

  • Stocks Post Solid Gains Ahead of Memorial Day Weekend

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    Stocks posted steady gains last week, heading higher in each of the 5 trading days leading up to Memorial Day Weekend. The S&P 500 Index gained 1.5% last week, one of its best weekly performances of 2017. ... Read More

  • Stocks Suffer Sharp Decline but then Recover

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    Stocks suffered their worse daily loss of 2017 last week on the back of political concerns in the U.S. and Brazil. On Wednesday, May 17, the S&P 500 Index lost 1.8%, which represented the largest daily loss in eight months. ... Read More

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