Market Commentaries

11 Jan

Light News is Good News

January 11th, 2019 Building on last week’s momentum, markets posted their third consecutive winning week with the S&P 500 adding 2.54% for the week. The gains were driven by improved investor sentiment after last week’s comments from Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell to remain flexible on raising interest rates as the global economy slows and…

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04 Jan

New Year, Same Volatility

January 4th, 2019 Turning the page on a new year didn’t do much to diminish this week’s volatility. Investors grappled with a series of contradictory economic indicators while continuing to fret over the prospects of higher rates amidst slowing global growth for 2019. Thursday’s Institute for Supply Management (ISM) index reading caught markets entirely by…

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24 Dec

Well…..There’s Always 2019

December 21st, 2018 It was another grueling week for equity markets, capping a ten-day period during which the Dow Jones Industrial Average has now shed -7.97%. The sudden downdraft caught investors by surprise given the economy’s strong current and anticipated fundamentals. Traders have grown increasingly cautious as of late over a myriad of anecdotal, recessionary…

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