Market Commentaries

15 Mar

Markets Bounce on Flat Data

March 15, 2019 Markets managed to bounce back following last week’s sell-off. The gains were much stronger than the data should have otherwise justified, and it likely reflects some combination of investor relief over reports showing that the U.S. consumer is still optimistic and continuing to spend, while poor global data has shifted central banks…

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08 Mar

Slowing Growth Hits Stocks

March 8, 2019 Stocks fell this week as investors grew nervous over slowing global economic growth. Driving markets lower was the European Central Bank’s (ECB) surprise announcement that it would initiate a new stimulus program. The news spooked markets because it indicates a complete reversal from its decision to end its $2.9 trillion bond-buying program…

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01 Mar

Dow’s Streak Broken

March 1, 2019 The Dow 30 handed investors their first weekly loss of the year, slipping -0.02% for the week. A weaker than expected U.S. manufacturing report and readings showing that the manufacturing sectors in both China and Europe were in contraction weighed on market sentiment heading into the Friday close. The tiny loss came…

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