Market Commentaries

  • Last Week’s Markets in Review: Yield Doesn’t Grow on Trees

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    While there are other contributing factors influencing prices, the fact remains that yields remain at historic lows. Income production within a portfolio, whether it be through interest or dividends, is extremely important to income-oriented investors. Where should these investors turn when yields such as the 10-year U.S. Treasury are just 0.64%? ... Read More

  • Last Week’s Markets in Review: Politics & S&P 500 Sector Performance

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    In political news, the markets digested the announcement of California Senator Kamala Harris as Joe Biden’s running mate. For many investors, the question still remains as to how much attention investors should pay to electoral outcomes and what action, if any, should be taken in one's portfolio in the lead up to an election? ... Read More

  • Last Week’s Markets in Review: Gold, Interest Rates and the U.S. Dollar

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    Stocks moved higher last week on weekly jobless claims figures which increased by 1.18 million, well below expectations for a 1.43 million increase. Earnings updates, economic stimulus news, and renewed concerns over continued geopolitical tensions influenced markets.... Read More

  • Last Week’s Markets in Review: The FED, Q2 GDP, and Jobless Claims

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    U.S equity markets rallied higher following a string of positive announcements on the economic data, and a continued commitment to maintain record low-interest rates by the Federal Reserve. In the U.S., the S&P 500 Index rose to a level of 3,271, representing a gain of 1.73%, while the Russell Midcap Index pushed 1.59% higher last week... Read More

  • Last Week’s Markets in Review: More Stimulus On-Deck

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    Stocks wavered in another volatile week of trading. Earnings updates, economic stimulus news, and renewed concerns over continued geopolitical tensions influenced markets. In the U.S., the S&P 500 Index fell to a level of 3,216, representing a loss of 0.27%, while the Russell Midcap Index moved 0.22% higher last week.... Read More

  • Last Week’s Markets in Review:Investors Ponder Impact of Upcoming Elections

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    Global equity markets rallied higher following a string of positive announcements on the economic data, quarterly earnings, and vaccine development fronts. In the U.S., the S&P 500 Index rose to a level of 3,225, representing a gain of 1.27%, while the Russell Midcap Index pushed 3.04% higher last week.... Read More

  • Last Week’s Markets in Review: Surprise!

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    U.S. equity markets moved higher last week, once again lead by the tech-heavy NASDAQ Composite index, despite some turbulence stemming from the apparent resurgence in COVID-19 cases throughout the week. In the U.S., the S&P 500 Index rose to a level of 3,185, representing a gain of 1.79%, while the Russell Midcap Index moved 0.31% higher last week.... Read More

  • Last Week’s Markets in Review: Jobs Data Impresses while COVID-19 Data Concerns

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    Global equity markets rallied following the release of a U.S. unemployment report that showed the rate of unemployed falling to 11.1%, much better than the consensus expectation of 12.4% unemployed, and 4.8 million in new jobs being created during the month of June. ... Read More

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