Yearly Archives: 2019

  • Investors Get Defensive as Volatility Persists

    Global equity markets, for the most part, declined for the second consecutive week, albeit not quite to the extent of the prior week. In the U.S., the S&P 500 Index and the Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 0.69% and 0.61% respectively while the tech-heavy NASDAQ dipped 1.22% ... Read More

  • Volatility Spikes as Trade Tensions Escalate

    Global equity markets produced mixed results for the week. In the U.S., the S&P 500 Index pressed ahead to a level of 2,940, representing a gain of 1.21%, while the Russell Midcap Index gained 1.07% for the week. Global equities suffered significant declines last week as geopolitical events sent a number of major indexes to their worst weekly performance of 2019. In the U.S., the S&P 500 Index and the Dow Jones Industrial Average retreated 2.10% and 1.96% respectively ... Read More

  • How Investors Have Reacted to Q1 2019 Earnings Surprises

    Global equity markets produced mixed results for the week. In the U.S., the S&P 500 Index pressed ahead to a level of 2,940, representing a gain of 1.21%, while the Russell Midcap Index gained 1.07% for the week ... Read More

  • GDP 1st Quarter Growth Surprises on the Upside

    Global equity markets produced mixed results for the week. In the U.S., the S&P 500 Index pressed ahead to a level of 2,940, representing a gain of 1.21%, while the Russell Midcap Index gained 1.07% for the week ... Read More

  • Just Like 1969 – A Good Year for U.S. Jobless Claims & the Jets

    In what was a shortened trading week due to the Easter holiday in the U.S., global capital markets took a fairly uneventful stance as they largely moved sideways. In the U.S., the S&P 500 Index pushed ahead to a level of 2905, representing a loss of -0.07%, while the Russell Midcap Index fell 0.98% for the week ... Read More

  • It’s About Time In the Market, Not Timing the Market

    Global equity markets returned modestly positive results last week. In the U.S., the S&P 500 Index finished the week at a level of 2,907, representing a weekly gain of 0.56%, while the Russell Midcap Index followed suit gaining 0.91% for the week ... Read More

  • Positive News Out of the World’s Largest Economies Send Stocks Higher

    Global equity markets came out of the gates strong to start the second quarter of the year. In the U.S., the S&P 500 Index advanced 2.09% to a level of 2,893 last week. The index is creeping closer towards its record high closing price of roughly 2,930, which was set in September 2018 ... Read More

  • Is the Federal Reserve to Blame for Slowing Economic Growth?

    From the onset we’d like to make clear that we do not believe the Federal Reserve is to blame for slowing economic growth, but before we dive into evidence supporting our stance lets first recap capital market performance for the week ... Read More

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