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Weekly Market Digest: A Decade in Review

Weekly Market Digest: A Decade in Review

It was a strong week for U.S. equities that shrugged off impeachment proceedings to notch broad gains and new all-time highs. The biggest news of the week was that President Donald Trump is now only the third U.S. president to be impeached. Consistent with...
Weekly Market Digest: UK Elections, Fed Meetings, and Trade

Weekly Market Digest: UK Elections, Fed Meetings, and Trade

It was a newsworthy week with meetings from both the Fed and the ECB, a general election in the UK, the world’s largest IPO in history, and a preliminary trade deal struck between the U.S. and China. Ultimately, the progress on trade was enough to send...
Weekly Market Digest: The Importance of Remaining Disciplined

Weekly Market Digest: The Importance of Remaining Disciplined

This week could be described as volatile. Markets started off the week in the red and continued to trend that way on trade uncertainty until Friday when positive economic data was released with regards to unemployment and wage growth. Weekly Returns S&P...
What Moved the Markets in November?

What Moved the Markets in November?

The Trade War Stocks marched higher in November, driven by optimism for a “Phase One” trade deal with China and indications suggesting continued accommodative monetary policy from the Fed. Regarding trade, we view signs of cooperation between China and the...
Weekly Market Digest: The Streaming Showdown

Weekly Market Digest: The Streaming Showdown

The S&P 500 notched its sixth straight week of gains, the longest weekly winning streak in two years. Broad gains in the index were primarily driven by trade optimism over a phase 1 trade deal between the U.S. and China. Most of the weekly gains came on...
Weekly Market Digest: The Trade War Takes Center Stage

Weekly Market Digest: The Trade War Takes Center Stage

This week, U.S. equities moved higher, quietly hitting all-time highs on hope that a “phase 1” trade deal with China could be nearing completion. But the week was filled with twists and turns, and on Friday President Trump even commented that the U.S. hasn’t...
ETF vs. Mutual Fund: What’s the Difference?

ETF vs. Mutual Fund: What’s the Difference?

When constructing an investment portfolio, you’ll probably include a variety of stocks and bonds among the securities you purchase. Stocks and bonds can be purchased individually or as part of a bundle of securities known as a mutual fund or an exchange...
What Moved the Markets in October?

What Moved the Markets in October?

October Market-Movers – An Overview After a slow start, global equities marched higher in October, driven again by central bank monetary policy and encouraging signs in trade discussions with China. The Fed cut rates for a third time, but signaled...