Market Commentaries

  • Markets Look to Carry Momentum into 2020

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    The “Santa Clause Rally” appeared to be in effect this year as all three major U.S. averages, as mentioned above, recorded all-time highs during the week.... Read More

  • U.S./China Trade Agreement: “Phase 1” Reportedly Reached

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    Global equity markets finished higher for the week, led by emerging market equities, which surged following the announcement of a U.S./China trade agreement. In the U.S., the S&P 500 Index pushed to a level of 3,169, representing a gain of 0.77%, while the Russell Midcap Index gained 0.36% for the week.... Read More

  • Down the Home Stretch for 2019

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    Global equity markets finished higher last week. In the U.S., the S&P 500 Index increased to a level of 3,146, representing a gain of 0.21%, while the Russell Midcap Index was essentially flat, returning -0.01%.... Read More

  • Finding Income Potential in a Low Yield Environment

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    Global equity markets finished higher for the week, lead by U.S. equities, which hit another all-time high. In the U.S., the S&P 500 Index propelled to a level of 3,141, representing a gain of 1.04%, while the Russell Midcap Index gained 1.11% for the week.... Read More

  • Investors Have a lot to be Thankful for in 2019

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    Stocks slipped off of previous highs last week. In the U.S., the S&P 500 Index fell to a level of 3110, representing a loss of 0.29%, while the Russell Midcap Index gave back 0.21% for the week.... Read More

  • The U.S. Economy is a “Star”

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    Global equity markets finished higher for the week, with the exception of emerging markets. In the U.S., the S&P 500 Index thrust to a level of 3,120, representing a gain of 0.94%, while the Russell Midcap Index gained 1.04% for the week.... Read More

  • Earnings Scorecard – How is the Third Quarter Shaping Up?

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    Global equity markets finished higher last week. In the U.S., the S&P 500 Index hit all-time highs finishing the week at a level of 3093, representing a gain of 0.93%. The increase also marks the fifth consecutive weekly advance for the index, the longest streak since February of this year... Read More

  • Consumer Spending Boosts Q3 GDP Above Expectations

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    Global equity markets had another strong week, as all major indexes finished higher last week. In the U.S., the S&P 500 Index propelled to a level of 3,067, representing a gain of 1.49%, while the Russell Midcap Index gained 1.18% for the week. T... Read More

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