Market Commentaries

  • Last Week’s Markets in Review: Potential Investment Opportunities Following the Infrastructure Deal

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    Based on areas of the economy that the package is targeting, three specific sectors/industries should benefit the most. The first is construction equipment companies, a sub-industry of the Industrials sector, which will be crucial in the implementation of building and repairing physical projects.... Read More

  • Last Week’s Markets in Review: Infrastructure Bill Passes as Inflation Surges

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    The long-awaited $1 trillion infrastructure spending package was passed by the House of Representatives on Friday, November 5th, and is expected to be signed into law by President Biden at a White House ceremony on Monday, November 15th.... Read More

  • Last Week’s Markets in Review: Tapering Begins

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    The November meeting of the Federal Open Market Committee was in full focus last Wednesday. Market participants were expecting material news regarding the asset purchase program implemented to help curb the economic impact of COVID-19, and potential indications of the Fed’s future path of interest rates.... Read More

  • Last Week’s Markets in Review: Economy Slows as Earnings Grow in Q3

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    Global equity markets came storming back in October following a lackluster September that led many to question the strength and direction of the economy and markets. In the U.S., the S&P 500 Index returned 7.01% for the month, representing the largest monthly gain in over a year, propelled by corporate profits this earnings season... Read More

  • Last Week’s Markets in Review: Paying more at the Pump.

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    Oil futures rose last week as continued supply and demand imbalances have pushed prices higher. In fact, as of Friday, the prices of Brent and Crude Oil traded at levels of $85.36 and $84.64, respectively, representing levels that have not been seen in 7 years.... Read More

  • Last Week’s Markets in Review: Perhaps Inflation Isn’t Just Transitory

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    The news cycle for the past week was full of many important economic data updates. For example, the Consumer Price Index (CPI) for September 2021, the minutes from the September FOMC meeting, weekly initial jobless claims, the Producer Price Index (PPI) for September, and Retail Sales data for August were all released.... Read More

  • Last Week’s Markets in Review: The Potential Impact of Tapering and Rising Rates on Investments

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    Over the past few weeks, we have seen both equity and bond markets reacting adversely to concerns about the Federal Reserve expediting their tapering plans (i.e., cutting back on their current rate of $120 Billion a month of bond purchase) and potentially raising the federal funds' target rate earlier than previously expected. ... Read More

  • Last Week’s Markets in Review: Investors Await Outcomes of Key Fiscal Policy Votes

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    This week's commentary will review numerous events and reports that made the last week of the third quarter busy and eventful, with most of the action involving negotiations on Capitol Hill.... Read More

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