Market Commentary

Market Recap – Investors Greeted With A Rude Welcome To 2016

Market Recap – Investors Greeted With A Rude Welcome To 2016

Market Digest – Week Ending 1/7 Investors were greeted with a rude welcome to 2016. The S&P 500 lost 6% for the week, its biggest decline since 2011 and the worst starting week to a year on record. As in August, surprise currency devaluation by China...
Market Recap – US Stocks Up 3.5% This Week

Market Recap – US Stocks Up 3.5% This Week

Market Digest – Week Ending 11/20 Last week, US stocks were down about 3.5% and the common media explanation was fear of a December rate hike. This week, US stocks were up about 3.5% and the common media explanation was increased clarity around a more likely...
Market Recap – Jitters Around A Likely Fed Interest Rate Hike

Market Recap – Jitters Around A Likely Fed Interest Rate Hike

Market Digest – Week Ending 11/13 Stocks posted a weekly decline for the first time in almost two months. Jitters about a likely Fed interest rate hike in December and weak earnings from a handful of retailers drove selling pressure. Oil tumbled again, amid...
Market Recap – Headline Unemployment Falls To 5.0%

Market Recap – Headline Unemployment Falls To 5.0%

Market Digest – Week Ending 11/6 October’s momentum in stocks carried over into the start of the month. The S&P 500 gained almost 1% for the week. Once again, international stocks failed to participate, falling modestly in dollar terms primarily as a...
Market Recap – More Chatter Around China

Market Recap – More Chatter Around China

Market Digest – Week Ending 10/09 On the heels of a soft US jobs report the prior week, global stocks rallied on Monday, then further extended gains following a more dovish tone in the Fed minutes release. Emerging market stocks performed particularly well,...
Market Recap – Commodities Had Another Rough Week

Market Recap – Commodities Had Another Rough Week

Market Digest – Week Ending 7/24 Stocks retreated in a slow news week. Earnings were mixed, but disappointing on balance. Apple, IBM, United Technologies, 3M, American Express, Caterpillar and Qualcomm were among those that fell short of expectations....
Market Recap – Earnings Season Kicks Off On A Positive Note

Market Recap – Earnings Season Kicks Off On A Positive Note

Market Digest – Week Ending 7/17 Earnings season kicked off on a positive note. That, coupled with an apparent deal to keep Greece in the Euro sent global stocks higher. High momentum segments like Biotech and Internet companies led the way, sending the...
Market Recap – Global Banks In Hot Water This Week

Market Recap – Global Banks In Hot Water This Week

Market Digest – Week Ending 5/22 Equity markets were calm this week in spite of renewed fears about Greece’s debt crisis. On Wednesday, Germany’s finance minister made comments suggesting he couldn’t rule out a Greek debt default when certain IMF loans start...
Market Rebounds After a Sharp Decline This Week

Market Rebounds After a Sharp Decline This Week

Market Digest – Week Ending 5/1 The US economy stalled in Q1, setting the stage for a decline in stocks this week. The S&P 500 dropped a modest 0.4%, but the Russell 2000 Small Cap Index lost 3.1%. Q1 GDP growth was just 0.2%, driven by bad weather in...

US Stocks Rise On Strong Jobs Report

Market Digest – Week Ending 12/5 Markets were calm in the week following Thanksgiving, but the S&P 500 managed its 7th straight weekly gain. International stocks dropped modestly after the European Central Bank failed to announce definitive new stimulus...


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