This Week’s Selloff Could Indicate Volatility

This Week’s Selloff Could Indicate Volatility

It was a bruising week for stocks. After more than a 7% increase to start the year, global equities gave back half of those gains over the last five days. Investors grew skittish after a string of mostly positive economic events bolstered the case for faster interest...
Bull Markets and Blockchains

Bull Markets and Blockchains

Global stocks continued their upward march, ending the week at healthy gains. They paused only briefly Wednesday, which so far has been the only down day in 2018. Much like last year, foreign stocks maintain the lead over domestic, but both are up 4% or more for the...
Final Version of Tax Bill Expected Soon

Final Version of Tax Bill Expected Soon

Stocks rallied early in the week on continued anticipation of corporate tax cuts in the United States. They reversed course Thursday when it appeared Senator Marco Rubio might oppose the bill without an increase in the child tax credit, but hit fresh highs on Friday...
Retail Lessons from Walmart

Retail Lessons from Walmart

Stocks struggled to find their footing, ending the week in slightly negative territory. Much of the news surrounded tax legislation, with the U.S. House of Representatives successfully passing its overhaul bill, and moving it through to the Senate, which has been...
ECB Announces Plans for its Bond Buying Program

ECB Announces Plans for its Bond Buying Program

It was a somewhat bumpy week for U.S. stocks with corporate earnings driving most of the swings. Tuesday’s positive results from Caterpillar and 3M led equities higher, but a string of negative surprises on Wednesday wiped out gains. Markets then sharply rebounded...


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