Yearly Archives: 2019

  • Be Wary of Increased Concentrations in Stocks

    Global equity markets had one of the strongest weeks in the past 12 months as investors celebrated strong earnings, progress in U.S/China trade negotiations, and a delayed Brexit. In the U.S., the S&P 500 Index propelled substantially higher finishing the week at a level of 2,822, representing a gain of 2.95%, while the Russell Midcap Index followed suit gaining 2.40% for the week ... Read More

  • The Bull Market “Celebrates” its 10 Year Anniversary

    As they say, all good things must come to an end. Global equities were on fire out of the gates in 2019, certain major averages were boasting lengthy weekly consecutive gains, and trade negotiation settlement optimism was relatively high ... Read More

  • Can U.S. Stocks Continue on their Upward Climb?

    Global equity markets finished the week slightly higher, presumably on the back of promising developments related to U.S./China trade discussions. In the U.S., the S&P 500 Index pushed moderately higher finishing the week at a level of 2,804, representing a weekly gain of 0.46%, while the Russell Midcap Index gained 0.80% for the week ... Read More

  • Nine Consecutive Weeks of Positive Stock Market Returns and Counting

    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

    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

    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

    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?

    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

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