Markets went for another wild ride last week, as major domestic indexes swung back and forth. By Friday, December 7, markets had posted their worst weekly performance since March—and the S&P 500 and Dow both moved into negative territory for 2018.[i] Let’s take a look at what is driving this challenging market performance. Examining […]
U.S. markets ended a volatile month on a high note Friday. All three major indices posted impressive increases for the week, buoyed by news from the Fed Reserve and international trade.[i] To better understand last week’s sharp rebound, let’s take a closer look at details surrounding comments by Fed Chairman Jerome Powell and various international […]
Markets experienced more volatility last week, and it has spilled over into this week. Perspectives on trade, tech, and retail have pulled investor sentiment back and forth. Although domestic indexes were up last Friday, November 16, they still posted losses for the week.[i] In all, the S&P 500 dropped 1.61%, the Dow declined 2.22%, and […]
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Challenges in emerging markets affected both U.S. and global stock performance last week, with the S&P 500 experiencing several down days.[i] By market close on Friday, however, two of the three major domestics posted gains for the week. The S&P 500 added 0.59%, the Dow increased 1.41%, and the NASDAQ lost 0.29%.[ii]Meanwhile, the MSCI EAFE international […]
I often describe our approach to investment management as a “bifocal” approach. This Friday is our next Investment Committee Meeting and we’ll be reviewing and analyzing a ton of data, focusing not just on what’s going on now but also looking for trends to take advantage of to better grow and protect our clients’ wealth. […]
Markets experienced heightened volatility last week, with the S&P 500 rising 0.49% and Dow dropping 0.48%. Meanwhile, the NASDAQ rose 1.62%, as international markets took a small dip, with the MSCI EAFE losing 1.10%.[i] [ii] The markets’ highs and lows came from a variety of economic and geopolitical developments. The U.S. jobs report posted solid gains […]
“The waiting is the hardest part Every day you see one more card You take it on faith, you take it to the heart The waiting is the hardest part.” Tom Petty 1981 I would assume that most of you had multiple influences that shaped your musical tastes. Family, friends, and time periods all serve […]
Last week, various factors came together to support the growth. From geopolitical topics to strong corporate earnings, we’ll focus on 3 key developments that drove movement. Energy Shares Boosted by Iran Nuclear Deal Withdrawal President Trump’s decision on Tuesday to withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal helped push the energy sector higher. With the possibility […]
Amid the relatively tepid performance last week in the markets, we reached a big milestone on May 1: Our current economic expansion is now officially the 2nd longest on record. For 8 years and 10 months, the economy has been growing (albeit slowly), and many sectors still have room to advance (hopefully).[i] As we look to better understand where […]
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