2nd Quarter 2019 Market Review

This report features world capital market performance and a timeline of events for the 2nd 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. Read More

July 12, 2019 Weekly Market Recap

A great week for equities. The stock market recorded its second consecutive week of gains, with the Dow (+1.5% for the week), Nasdaq (+1.0% for the week), and S&P 500 (+0.8% for the week) reaching fresh record highs. Read More

Timing Isn’t Everything

Over the course of a summer, it’s not unusual for the stock market to be a topic of conversation at barbecues or other social gatherings. In fact, it’s pretty common these days! Read More

June 28, 2019 Weekly Market Recap

The S&P 500 declined 0.3% this week, but still increased 6.9% this month to record its best June since 1955. Price action reflected some consolidation in front of the G-20 meeting between President Trump and President Xi after Friday’s close. Read More

State of the Markets – June 2019

Last week, the S&P 500 once again hit new all-time highs (currently hovering around 2,945). The market pullback that began in May – the result of on-going trade and Fed concerns – has now fully recovered. Volatility is just a normal part of investing, even when the situation appears to be the most uncertain. Read More

June 14, 2019 Weekly Market Recap

The S&P 500 increased 0.5% this week, lifted by shares of consumer discretionary companies as the market remained hopeful for positive outcomes in the Fed’s policy decision next week and the G-20 summit later this month. Read More

The “Fed Put”

To say that the Fed has been a major driver of markets over the past decade would be an understatement. The effects of monetary policy on stocks and bonds have been a defining characteristic of this business cycle. Read More

June 7, 2019 Weekly Market Recap

The bulls went on a tear this week. The market had its best week in 2019, with the S&P 500 (+4.4%) and the Dow Jones Industrial Average (+4.7%) each rising over 4.0%, on expectations the Fed will cut rates to mitigate slowing growth. The Nasdaq Composite advanced 3.9%, and the Russell 2000 advanced 3.3%. Read More

Tariffs, tariffs, and tariffs

The return of market volatility is déjà vu all over again. Recent swings in global stocks and bonds are the result of escalating trade tensions and fears of an economic slowdown. What has changed in recent weeks? Read More

May 31, 2019 Weekly Market Recap

The S&P 500 lost 2.6% this week and 6.6% this month, registering its first monthly decline in 2019. Lingering U.S. – China trade tensions and a surprise 5% tariff rate on Mexico contributed to broad-based efforts to de-risk and seek safety in U.S. Treasuries. Read More

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