Market Commentaries

20 Apr

Earnings Drive Markets Higher

April 20th, 2018 A strong crop of Q1 2018 earnings reports helped fuel gains in stocks this week. With 87 companies having reported results through Friday, the S&P 500 is now on track for a 20% year over year rise in earnings. Adding to the bullish outlook was the rise in consumer spending in March,…

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13 Apr

Decline in Trade Tensions Allows Equities to Advance

April 13th, 2018 Markets had their second consecutive winning week with the Dow Jones Industrial Average rising 1.80%. It was a strong start to the first quarter earnings season with financial giants JPMorgan Chase and BlackRock Financial posting better than expected results which drowned out economic reports showing rising prices. China managed to alleviate market…

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06 Apr

China Trade Feud Heats Up

April 6th, 2018 Having taken a break from our regular commentary for Good Friday, we find ourselves this week picking up exactly where we left off. Investors’ oscillations between tariff concerns and optimism continued to whipsaw markets as the White House and China unveiled dueling plans to place $50 billion in tariffs on one another’s…

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