Market Commentaries

  • Nine Consecutive Weeks of Positive Stock Market Returns and Counting

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    Global equity markets posted strong results across the board last week. In the U.S., the S&P 500 Index gained 0.65% while the Dow Jones Industrial Average rallied 0.59%, extending its streak to 9 consecutive weeks of positive returns.... Read More

  • U.S. – China Trade Talk Optimism Pushes Stocks Higher

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    U.S. equities continued their 2019 ascent last week. The Dow Jones Industrial Average and S&P 500 Index advanced 3.21% and 2.56% respectively for the week. Those returns mark the eighth consecutive weekly gain for the Dow and gains in seven out of the last eight weeks for the S&P 500 Index.... Read More

  • Investors are Reacting Differently to Earnings Surprises

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    Global equity markets were mixed on the week, as U.S. stock indices moved moderately higher and international equities retreated. In the U.S., the S&P 500 Index essentially finished the week essentially flat at a level of 2,708, representing a gain of 0.11%, while the Russell Midcap Index gained 0.69% for the week.... Read More

  • Economic Data Impresses and the Federal Reserve Pivots on Rate Hiking Path

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    Global equity markets continued to bounce back from 2018 lows, as nearly every notable index produced positive returns last week. ... Read More

  • How will Markets React to This Week’s Flurry of Data?

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    The 2019 equities market rally cooled off a bit last week. In the U.S., major averages were mixed as the S&P 500 Index lost 0.21% while the Dow Jones Industrial Average and the NASDAQ Composite gained only 0.12% and 0.11% respectively. International equities fared better than their U.S. counterparts as international developed markets rose 0.48% and international emerging markets rose 1.42% as measured by the MSCI EAFE and MSCI EM indexes. ... Read More

  • Stocks Continue to Rally Higher, Despite Revised Global Economic Growth Projections

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    Global equity markets continued their ascent, as nearly every notable index produced positive returns last week. In the U.S., the S&P 500 Index pushed ahead to a level of 2671, representing a sizable gain of 2.90%, while the Russell Midcap Index gained 3.05% for the week.... Read More

  • Can the Rally Continue?

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    The strong start to 2019 continued last week as global equity markets continued to charge forward for the third consecutive week. In the U.S., the S&P 500 Index and the Dow Jones Industrial Average advanced 2.58% and 2.42% respectively while the Russell 2000 Index outpaced its larger counterparts posting a positive 4.84% gain for the week. ... Read More

  • A Strong Start to 2019 but Days of Volatility are not Behind us

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    Global equity markets got off to a strong start in 2019, partially on the back of an impressive U.S. jobs report, as nearly every prominent index produced positive returns for the first week of the New Year. ... Read More

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