Market Commentaries

  • Stocks Advance despite Uncertainties

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    In an otherwise choppy week of trading amidst light economic data, major averages advanced on Thursday and Friday following a statement from Trump to unveil a “phenomenal” tax plan, fulfilling a campaign pledge, in the coming weeks. U.S. stocks advanced 0.9% last week as the S&P 500 Index reached a new all-time high of 2,316.... Read More

  • Earnings and Jobs Data Paint Optimistic Picture

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    Stocks finished the week marginally higher with the S&P 500 Index gaining 0.2%. U.S. Mid and Small Cap stocks also ended last week with a gain of 0.4% in the Russell Midcap Index and a gain of 0.5% in the Russell 2000 Index. Across these three size groupings; growth stocks have outpaced value stocks so far this year by noticeable margins of 2.5% for large companies, 1.5% for midsized companies, and 2.1% for small firms. ... Read More

  • Look out for some “Trump Bumps” in the Road Ahead

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    Stocks finished higher last week both in the U.S. and internationally led by some additional fuel from the “Trump Trade” rally and positive reports on the U.S. economy. For the week, the S&P 500 and Dow Jones Industrial Average Indexes rose by 1.04% and 1.34% respectively. ... Read More

  • Trump Trade Momentum Pauses despite Positive Economic Data

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    Stocks finished lower last week both in the U.S. and Internationally. The S&P 500 Index fell 0.1% while the Russell Midcap Index lost 0.2% and the Russell 2000 Index dropped 1.5%.... Read More

  • Diversified Investors Off to Good Start in 2017

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    U.S. large cap stocks fell slightly last week with the S&P 500 Index returning -0.1%. Smaller firms faired a little better as evidenced by the Russell Midcap Index gaining 0.1% and the Russell 2000 Index increasing by 0.4%. ... Read More

  • Stocks Continue Higher Alongside Positive Economic Data

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    Stocks broadly continued their recent trend of moving higher last week. To start the year, on the U.S. front, the S&P 500 Index gained 1.8%, the Russell Midcap Index gained 1.9% and the Russell 2000 Index, which measures small cap companies, gained 0.8%. ... Read More

  • A Look Back at 2016 and Forward at 2017

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    Happy New Year everyone! Domestic large cap stocks receded last week as evidenced by the S&P 500 Index losing 1.1% in the last trading week of 2016. Mid1 and small2 cap stocks also fell, each dropping approximately 1.0%. ... Read More

  • Stocks Higher as 2016 Finish Line Approaches

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    Stocks finished last week marginally higher on low volume as many traders started their holiday vacations early. On the domestic front, the S&P 500 Index gained 0.35%, Mid-cap1 stocks gained 0.2% and Small cap2 stocks saw a 0.6% increase. ... Read More

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