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February 14, 2020 Weekly Market Recap

Market stays bullish in February. It was another record-setting week, as the market remained undeterred by the coronavirus and stayed on its bullish trend. The Nasdaq Composite (+2.2%) and Russell 2000 (+1.9%) set the pace, followed by the S&P 500 (+1.6%) and Dow Jones Industrial Average (+1.0%). Continue reading

Economy Is Stable Despite Public Health Emergency

The stock market continues to react to coronavirus headlines on a daily basis – with both negative and positive market swings. As the death toll rises (primarily in China at the moment), the fact that this is a human tragedy and not just an economic or financial one should not be diminished. Continue reading

February 7, 2020 Weekly Market Recap

The stock market rallied to new heights this week, as investors looked past coronavirus concerns and drew support from positive fundamentals. The Nasdaq Composite outperformed with a 4.0% weekly gain, followed by the S&P 500 (+3.2%), Dow Jones Industrial Average (+3.0%), and Russell 2000 (+2.7%). Continue reading

Emerging Markets Struggling, But Improving

Emerging markets stocks are in the red this year due to fears of the spreading coronavirus and geopolitical instability. The Chinese stock market, at the epicenter of the public health crisis, and emerging markets more broadly, have taken the brunt of the hit. Continue reading

January 31, 2020 Weekly Market Recap

This update is a little behind – my apologies! The S&P 500 limped into the close last Friday as fears of a global contagion reverberated through financial markets and rekindled worries of a potential worldwide recession resulting in the worst week for the S&P in six months. Continue reading

Coronavirus And Other Headlines

Global headlines have rattled markets over the last week. As of Monday’s open, U.S. markets had pulled back about 2.5% (the market did rebound today, however) from recent peaks while interest rates had declined by about one-third of a percent from the start of the year. Continue reading

January 24, 2020 Weekly Market Recap

Stocks struggled to fend off coronavirus headlines and overvaluation talk during this holiday-shortened trading week. The S&P 500 (-1.0%), Dow Jones Industrial Average (-1.2%), and Nasdaq Composite (-0.8%) set new highs mid-week but were hit with noticeable losses on Friday. The Russell 2000 continued to underperform with a 2.2% weekly decline. Continue reading

4th Quarter 2019 Market Review

This report features world capital market performance and a timeline of events for the 4th Quarter 2019. It begins with a global overview, then reports the returns of stock and bond asset classes in the US and international markets. We hope you find it helpful and informative. Continue reading

What a Slowdown in Manufacturing Means

A few weeks into 2020 and stock market volatility and global uncertainty have picked up steam. Geopolitical tensions with Iran are yet another source of investor concern, especially in the short run. This is nothing new of course – it just may feel especially pronounced to investors after the relative calm of the last several months. Continue reading